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Aubrie Kaufman got second-, third- and fourth-degree burns on her face and body because of a pot of stew.

In the video above, learn how doctors say we can prevent such burns from happening.

The family faced a major medical bill for her initial care, but thankfully the surgeries at Shriner’s Hospital are covered by donations to the organization.

Aubrie’s parents said they are so thankful for the Shriner’s help in healing their daughter.

In case you’re wondering about what makes up what type of burn, we have listed them below.

1st-degree Burn: The least serious burns are those in which only the outer layer of skin is burned, but not all the way through.

2nd-degree Burn: When the first layer of skin has been burned through and the second layer of skin (dermis) also is burned,

3rd-degree Burn: The most serious burns involve all layers of the skin and cause permanent tissue damage. Fat, muscle and even bone may be affected.

4th-degree Burn: A burn that extends deeply into the subcutaneous tissue; it may involve muscle, fascia, or bone.

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