Station Nightclub Fire Survivor Welcomes Baby Girl With Fiance
Joe Kinan, a survivor of the devastating West Warwick Station nightclub fire, recently welcomed his new baby daughter into the world.
The 2003 Rhode Island disaster claimed the lives of 100 people, and maimed numerous others like Kinan. The Station nightclub fire affected the lives of so many people, as it was the 4th deadliest fire in the history of the United States. According to the Daily Mail, Kinan suffered the most severe wounds out of the 200 other injured survivors. He had third and fourth-degree burns over 40 percent of his body, also losing one of his hands, both ears, and his left eye.
After undergoing a brutal 128 surgeries, Kinan met his fiance, Carrie Pratt, at a World Burn Congress conference in 2007. Although Kinan has a 24-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, he said he's excited to raise his new baby girl, Hadley.
Baby Hadley was born in April, and the proud couple can't wait to raise their child together. Kinan said, "I feel happy, nervous, fulfilled... I'm just determined to be the best dad I can be."
The couple are raising their little girl right here on the Southcoast, in Lakeville,MA.
All the best Carrie, Joe and baby Hadley!