“A fast-paced, compelling narrative that goes far beyond the headlines.” — KEVIN DONOVAN, author of The Billionaire Murders
For Joey Philion, surviving the fire was only the beginning.
On the morning of March 10th, 1988, in Orillia, Ontario, a house fire engulfed fourteen-year-old Joey Philion in flames. He suffered third degree burns on 95 percent of his body. Doctors didn’t think he would make it through the night.
After the Flames is about one of the world's most famous burn victims: his incredible survival, his nightmarish path to recovery that helped revolutionize medical treatment for burn victims worldwide, the fame thrust upon him after he was declared a hero from the media, and the tumultuous years that followed, most of which were spent under the microscope of an unforgiving public eye.
The story also follows Joey’s family, including his mother Linda, stepfather Mike, and younger brother Danny, all of whom endured their own tremendous hardships in the wake of a fire that changed their lives forever.