go to MSN.com
Found December 31, 2012 on Bob's Blitz : Yardbarker Blogger Network

Via Bob's Blitz:

Just getting this today thanks to SportsGrid -- ESPN anchor Hannah Storm suffered 1st degree burns on her face and neck, 2nd degree burns on her chest and hands, singed off both eyebrows, eyelashes, and half of her head hair after a propane tank exploded:

“The award-winning sportscaster and producer was preparing dinner outside her home in Connecticut on the night of Dec. 11 when she noticed the flame on the grill had gone out. She turned off the gas and when she reignited it ‘there was an explosion and a wall of fire came at me.’

‘It was like you see in a movie, it happened in a split-second,’ she said. ‘A neighbor said he thought a tree had fallen through the roof, it was that loud. It blew the doors off the grill.’

With her left hand, she tore off her burning shirt. She tried to use another part of her shirt to extinguish the flames that engulfed her head and chest, while yelling for help. Her 15-year-old daughter, Hannah [really?], called 911 and a computer technician who was working in the house grabbed some ice as Storm tried to cool the burns.”

That was on December 11, 2012. She's recovering:

“Storm was taken by ambulance to the Trauma and Burn Center at Westchester Medical Center and was treated for 24 hours.

‘I didn’t see my face until the next day and you wonder how it’s going to look,’ she said. ‘I was pretty shocked. But my overarching thought was I’ve covered events with military members who have been through a lot worse than me, and they’ve come through. I kept thinking, ‘I can do this. I’m fortunate.’”


Storm, known for creating the Hannah Storm Foundation after her experience with third degree burns due to a laser treatment for a life altering port wine stain over her left eye, plans a Sunday SportsCenter return. She hosted ABC’s New Year's Day telecast of the 2013 Rose Parade with a bandage on her left hand and some hair extensions. (Storm is left handed to boot.)

"The best medicine is being here with you, my friend, for the fifth year in a row," Storm said to co-host Josh Elliott. She also thanked the staff of the Trauma and Burn Center at New York's Westchester Medical Center for helping her recover.

ABC added, "Since the accident, Storm has attended Christmas Eve Mass, but other than that, the trip to California for the 2013 Rose Parade was her first major trip outside since leaving the hospital."

More from Bob's Blitz :
2 Comments:
  • That's sad stuff. I hope she continues to work on tv and isn't cast aside....

    It's sad, I visited the motherland over turkey break (Detroit, Michigan)...and there was a black news anchor (morning show) that has some kind of "spotting" disease that turns some of his black skin blotchy white...around his face area I guess...you can't really tell because they (the network) packs on the make-up before every appearance.

    I say be yourself Hannah, and the guy from Detroit.

    F image.
THE BACKYARD
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tom Coughlin's younger brother dies unexpectedly

Tom Coughlin will be heading to Carolina with with a heavy heart this weekend as he continues to mourn the loss of his younger brother, John, who died suddenly on Monday at Hackensack Medical Center. John Coughlin, 63, was born in Waterloo, N.Y. but has lived in New Jersey for the past 20 years. He was a horse trainer, owning and operating Coughlin’s Stables at the Meadowlands...
Via The Other Paper Verified_ybn
12 hours ago  | 

Charlie Villanueva: UConn player scammed me out of $250,000

Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva appeared in federal court Tuesday, testifying against fellow former UConn basketball star Tate George. George, whose buzzer-beater against Clemson in the 1990 NCAA tournament made him a legend in Storrs, has been accused of running a ponzi scheme and is facing federal fraud charges. Villanueva is the most high-profile witness in the case, and he...
Via NESN.com Verified_ybn
7 hours ago  | 

A’s had another sewage backup

You know how some workplaces have a sign posted that keeps track of how many days it’s been since the last accident? The A’s should have one that keeps track of the amount of days been since their last sewage backup. That pesky Coliseum plumbing was up to its usual tricks Tuesday night during the A’s game with the Angels when the toilet in the A’s dugout clogged and ran a...
Via Minus Twenty-Two Verified_ybn
2 hours ago  | 

Ken Norton Sr. dies at 70

Former Heavyweight champion Ken Norton Sr. died on Wednesday at the age of 70. He was being cared for in a Las Vegas, Nevada facility. Norton was most famous for his surprise defeat of Muhammad Ali in March 1973, winning a Split Decision to grab the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Norton broke Ali's jaw in the second round of that fight. Later that year they fought again...
Via Pro Boxing Fans Verified_ybn
3 hours ago  | 

Dan Gilbert questions Browns trade

Earlier today, we posted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s thoughts on the Cleveland Browns trading Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts. As you might figure, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert decided to chime in with his thoughts on the realm of Twitter: Not much time to follow NFL lately. What motivates @Browns to trade promising 2012 3rd pick for likely...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick Verified_ybn
4 hours ago  | 

Colts acquire Trent Richardson from Cleveland for first-rounder

In a move that promised to bring “shock and awe” to Colts fans, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the team has acquired RB Trent Richardson from the Browns via trade. The move was teased on Twitter for roughly 30 minutes before the gamble was announced:   OMG…the Earth is SHAKING!!!!! Shock and AWE is coming VERY SOON!!!!!!! — Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) September 18, 2013...
Via Down and Distance Verified_ybn
7 hours ago  | 

Controversial Mayweather-Alvarez judge takes leave of absence

Tweet C.J. Ross has been the subject of much scrutiny lately, and for good reason. Ross was the judge behind the 114-114 score of Floyd Mayweather’s majority decision over Canelo Alvarez on September 14th, a fight that Mayweather clearly dominated in every facet (personally, I had the fight 119-109 on my scorecard). Coincidentally, Ross has […]
Via Los That Sports Blog Verified_ybn
12 hours ago  | 

Statement: No punishment for Bo Pelini, 'matter has been put to rest'

After nearly 24 hours of Bob Pelini not knowing where he stood with his bosses, Nebraska released a statement basically saying they’re done with this whole ordeal and they’re moving on. Nebraska released a statement on Wednesday acknowledging their concern about Pelini’s comments and that the comments were “unfair” to Nebraska fans. But the statement also wanted to make...
Via No Guts, No Glory Verified_ybn
11 hours ago  | 

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz: ‘Every game’s a must win for us’

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz knows the team will have a zero percent chance of winning the Super Bowl if they start 0-3. According to NFL.com, exactly zero teams have made it to the Super 
Via Sports-Glory Verified_ybn
14 hours ago  | 

LSU, fraternity both apologize for insensitive Kent State sign

The No. 6 (then No. 8) LSU Tigers squared off against the Kent State Golden Flashes of the Mid-American Conference on Saturday. As expected, LSU easily handled the inferior opponent, winning by the wide margin of 45-13. What should have been a happy time on campus heading into Saturday’s showdown with the Auburn Tigers instead […]The post LSU, fraternity both apologize for insensitive...
Via Sportress of Blogitude Verified_ybn
14 hours ago  | 
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.