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Burn patient sees daughters graduate via Internet

Burn patient sees daughters graduate via Internet



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(KSL News) A Montana man who is hospitalized at the University of Utah burn unit saw his twin daughters graduate from high school today via streaming video.

Burn patient sees daughters graduate via Internet

Rick Starkey suffered second- and third-degree burns over 40 percent of his body when he accidentally contacted a live wire while working to restore power after a car struck a utility pole.

He's been hospitalized and away from his family since April 15.

But today Starkey watched, thanks to a donated laptop computer, as daughters Samantha and Amanda graduated.

Burn patient sees daughters graduate via Internet

"It's cool," he said. "I wish I was there. I guess if I was there this wouldn't have happened."

Montana-based Vision Net donated the streaming video technology, and a technician installed and managed the video feed in Malta, Montana.

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