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On Sunday, July 19, 2009, DJ, his sister, and Mom were taking a causal family drive in their SUV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when a unfortunate accident changed life as they knew it.  His Mom lost control of the SUV, it rolled over,  and hit a tree.  The SUV burst into flames and they were all trapped inside the burning inferno.  Two very special local ladies (Joy and Kelly Rechlitz) were on their way to purchase a birthday cake for a family member and saw the burning SUV.  They immediately called their husbands (John and Joel Rechlitz) who just happened to be off duty firemen.  They were down the street at a family member's home.  The Rechlitzs and several other local residents immediatley came out of their homes to help.  They began breaking the windshield out and pulled the Mom and sister out of the vehicle.  They sustained minor injuries.  DJ was trapped in his car seat and the latch was unable to be released and had to be cut out by one of the brave firemen, John Rechlitz, that crawled into the burning SUV.  Little DJ was severely burned on his head, neck, shoulders, face, back, arms, and back of his hands with second and third degree burns.  He was taken to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

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james Harper posted a new journal entry.

Dj and BB are doing great dj is growing up to be a buetiful little man and bb is a true princess,please pray for my grandmother as she is dealing with heart trouble.GOD ... Read more

james Harper posted a new journal entry.

Dj and BB are doing great dj is growing up to be a buetiful little man and bb is a true princess,please pray for my grandmother as she is dealing with heart trouble.GOD ... Read more

james Harper posted a new journal entry.

Hello,Sorry I havent written in awhile, DJ and BB are doing fantastic.DJ will be going to burn camp in august and he is looking forward to being around other burn ... Read more

james Harper posted a new journal entry.

I'm sorry I haven't been updating for awhile.DJ had surgery on his shoulders a couple of weeks ago but un fortunately he developed a bacteria on his skin and the skin ... Read more

james Harper posted a new journal entry.

Me and my family cant thank you wonderful people,I am really struggling.I have me a job but i just got to get enouggh for a bus ticket so if you couldhelp me i would ... Read more

james Harper posted a new journal entry.

Unfortunately I have some personnal problems and angela and her mother have dj and bb.His care will be at the arkansas burn hospital for children.Thank you so much for all ... Read more

james Harper posted a new journal entry.

I am sorry i haven't been on for awhile,DJ goes to the shriners hospital on oct. 21st for his next schedule surgery.Please keep praying for my son nd our family,May GOD ... Read more

james Harper posted a new journal entry.

Sorry I haven't wrote in awhile,DJ and BB are doing good,we go to the shriners hospital next month for more surgeries so please pray for our family.Please pray for my ... Read more

james Harper posted a new journal entry.

Sorry i haven't been able to log in.DJ is loving first grade and BB is finally on the growth chart.Thank you for the many prayers and i hope I'll be online for a change.DJ ... Read more

james Harper posted a new journal entry.

I want to thank everyone for the many prayers,we are finally moved in and are getting settled.DJ starts school wednesday and had a good trip to the shriners hospital.We go ... Read more

james Harper posted a new journal entry.

Well had to take DJ to the hospital for a bacterial or viral infection on his head.The medicine they gave him is doing good.The family is looking forward to  moving back ... Read more

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