Teen burned in Brown Co. house fire gives back

Local teen gives back (VIDEO)

BROWN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - In November of 2014, an explosion at Kilee Brookbank's home in Brown County burned 60 percent of her body.

Brookbank is smiling with the help of her friends as she prepares for the Kilee Brookbank Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday.

The tournament will benefit the Shriners Hospital.

"I want to help others because those are the people that saved my life and they save so many other people's lives and kid's lives. I just feel like I owe it to them to give back," said Brookbank.

The golf tournament will feature appearances by current and former Reds players and other celebrities.

There will be multiple items up for auction including items from college sport teams and Justin Bieber meet-and-greet concert tickets.

Brookbank's mother, Lori Highlander, said "It's pretty remarkable, seeing tragedy, have tragedy in our lives before so for her to want to step up and not be the victim and really give back is, it makes me feel very proud."

She said her daughter's strength is unbelievable and that the family is closer than ever before.

As Brookbank pushes forward in her senior year, she's not forgetting those who've helped her.

She also has an encouraging word for anyone facing her same situation.

"I would tell them that it gets better. You just have to do everything that you're told. I would just really want them to understand no matter what it does get better and I want them to have hope," said Brookbank.

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