Mercy Patient Shares Firework Tragedy

July 2, 2018

Shawn Wilson has a warning for anyone thinking about playing with fireworks this Fourth of July.

On July 4, 2015, Wilson was celebrating the holiday with his family when a firework exploded in his hand. He was transported by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, where Dr. Silva Gray performed emergency surgery that lasted more than four hours. Saving what she could, Dr. Gray was able to leave Shawn with a pinky finger, half a ring finger, and a portion of his thumb. 

Wilson, who is a radio host at KECO 96.5 in Elk City, recently sat down with KOCO to discuss how life has changed since his accident. Click here to watch

Thinking about playing with fireworks? Think again. Mercy patient Shawn Wilson shares his warning with KOCO. 

Thinking about playing with fireworks? Think again. Mercy patient Shawn Wilson shares his warning with KOCO. 

Dr. Sylvia Gray at Mercy Clinic Hand Surgery - Edmond I-35 was able to leave Shawn with a pinky finger, half a ring finger and a portion of his thumb. 

Dr. Sylvia Gray at Mercy Clinic Hand Surgery - Edmond I-35 was able to leave Shawn with a pinkie finger, half a ring finger and a portion of his thumb. 

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