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|Subject: 1984 Michael Visiting Burns Patients Wed May 09, 2012 4:54 am|| |
February 1984- Michael Jackson while recovering from his own burn injury (from Pepsi Incident), decided to make a rounds, visiting other 8 burn patients at the Brotman Medical Center. In photo: Michel visit Keith Perry, a 23 year old mechanic who suffer third degree burns on 95 percent of his body. Perry had just undergone his 14th operation when Michael arrived. Perry could not believe that he had actually been visited by Michael Jackson. According to Perry's relative after Michael visited him, Perry is no longer depress and and doing a lot better. Another patient wanted to know why Jackson wore the glove. "This way," he explained, "I am never offstage." With the consent of his doctor, Michael decided after less than a day to check out of the hospital and continue treatment as an outpatient. Michael Jackson donated the $1.5 million settlement from Pepsi to Brotman Burn Center. Using the money donated by Jackson, Brotman was able to get the best available technology for treating burn victims. The burn ward at the hospital was later named the "Michael Jackson Burn Center" to honor Jackson and his generous contribution.