Fund started to help teen hurt in Magnolia house fire

MAGNOLIA — Special Olympics Delaware has created a fund to help the family of a teenager critically injured in a fire Thursday morning in Magnolia.

Special Olympics Delaware athlete Ryan Bradford, 17, is in Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. (Submitted photo)

Special Olympics Delaware athlete Ryan Bradford, 17, is in Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. (Submitted photo)

In a message posted on social media Friday, Special Olympics Delaware said Ryan Bradford, 17, is in Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. He is in critical condition due to smoke inhalation.

“The Bradford family has been an integral part of our Special Olympics Delaware family for many years,” Special Olympics Delaware said in the statement. “As members of the Kent Wild Kats, Dad Ryan and Mom April are coaches in basketball and soccer; daughter Katelyn is a unified partner and coach as well.”

Ryan participated in softball, bowling, soccer and basketball.

Special Olympics Delaware said it will cover all administrative costs associated with the contributions made through the following web address:

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/specialolympics-delaware-1/BradfordFamilyFund

The fire occurred Thursday at the home on Orange Street, Paris Villa. The Magnolia Fire Company arrived on the scene with smoke pouring from the one- story house. Firefighters entered the burning home and rescued the teen.

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