The burns -- to his legs, ankles, thighs, fingertips, arms, shoulders and abdomen -- are second and third degree to more than 50 percent of his body. O'Toole has been a volunteer firefighter in Bladensburg for four years. His chief says he was in awe at O'Toole's stamina during the 22-year-old's hospital stay. “The drive that he has is unparalleled by any means and definitely is an example of a true hero,” the chief stated. It's been a grueling rehabilitation, which included 10 skin graft surgeries to his stomach, arms, legs, and hands.
Today Kevin continues his rehabilitation and physical therapy at the Nassau University Medical Center Burn Unit. The family, which lives in nearby Hicksville, was glad to have him home -- and that he's alive. "We didn't know if he was going to make it or not," his mother said. More than 100 people came to welcome O'Toole home, including firefighters from Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights, Babylon and Jericho, to name a few.
*Join Bethpage Engine & Ladder Company 4 on June 16th from 7p-11p with entertainment provided by Jimmy Kenny and The Pirate Beach Band - covering Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett & many others favorites. Tickets are $20* and on sale now via The Paramount Box Office, Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 (*Additional fees and service charges may apply).
The Paramount: Opened September 30, 2011 this 1,555 capacity live entertainment venue located in downtown Huntington, Long Island, features concerts, boxing, comedy, community and other special events. Booked by Live Nation, the Paramount has hosted nearly 100 events in its first six months of operation and quickly established itself as the premier music venue on Long Island. Some recent acts to take the stage include Pitbull, Taking Back Sunday, The Pixies, Elvis Costello, Warren Haynes, Willie Nelson, Brand New, Goo Goo Dolls, Primus, Marilyn Manson, Korn, The Wanted, The Script, Panic! At the Disco and many, more.