“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
On a spring day in 1978, 15-year-old Britt Berrett was in his backyard. As he had done many times before, he struck a match and leaned down to light the barbecue. That’s the last thing he remembers.
A ball of fire engulfed Britt, leaving him severely burned over much of his face, neck, shoulders, and arms. His family rushed him to the burn unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. The prognosis wasn’t good: he would be badly scarred for life.
In the hospital, a team of highly skilled doctors and nurses attended to Britt. He began to heal, but it was a slow, ...