Special needs boy is fighting for his life in hospital after suffering horrific burns.

Kayden Culp, from Kerrville, Texas, was playing in a field with two boys when a third allegedly poured gasoline over him and another set him on fire on Sunday, reports Daily Mail.

Kayden’s mother, Trysten Hatchett, detailed her son’s condition on Wednesday, saying the 10-year-old is ‘suffering from infections and is currently on medications to stabilize his heart’, WOIA reports.

He also has burns to about 20 per cent of his body, has a feeding tube and is being kept sedated, according to a fundraising page set up to help the family.

The burns stretch from near his belly button to his ears.

Kayden’s mother has also spoken to local police about pressing charges against the boys she claims set her son of fire deliberately.

‘My son is a special guy. He was rowdy and he liked to have fun,’ she told the Houston Chronicle.

‘He considered these guys his friends, but they would make fun of him and pick on him and tease him.

‘He was usually the brunt of that kind of joke, but he kept playing with them.’

Kayden displays autistic behaviour, according to his family, but has not been officially diagnosed.


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  • oh my god, that poor boy, speedy recovery mate xx


  • Bullying has a lot to answer for. I hope they get these boys and punish them accordingly. Kayden may be different but to me he is a lot better than the boys who he thought were his friends. I wish him a speedy recovery and send my prayers and wishes to Kayden and his family.


  • So so sad! When will we find a way to stop bullying those that are a little different and quirky? What kind of child thinks to set another on fire?! They need counselling asap!


  • Seriously….How does a child even think of doing something like this?
    How did a child get access to gasoline?
    Its shocking. Imagine if it was your child that did this to another. I think I would feel so very disturbed that my child could do such a thing and I would want them getting phycological help asap. This type of behaviour is not normal.


  • Yes, these boy sure need to carry consequences on what they did to Kayden. Hope Kayden recovers fully & speedy, bless you buddy !


  • These boys are old enough to know that what they are doing is life threatening, and they should be punished to the full extent of the law.


  • So sorry for this young boy and do hope some thing will be done against those who hurt him.


  • If kids are old enough to commit such crimes they are old enough to be punished. I hope at the very least the Police take action of some type.
    Sadly infections seem to be common for burns victims, not always on the area burnt. This little boy would also have inhaled the fumes of the gasoline even before it was lit so has suffered more than burns and infections.


  • I hope those children are punished for what they did to the poor boy.


  • Absurd. Poor child! Those were surely no friends!!


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