Harrison Firefighters Raise Money For Kyra Wine

HARRISON, Idaho — The St. Maries girl who detectives say was severely abused by her mother and her boyfriend is slowly getting better.

A family friend says three-year-old Kyra Wine has been transferred from the intensive care unit to the pediatric unit at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

And on this 4th of July, the Harrison Fire Department is making sure she has everything she needs to recover.

Nothing says the 4th of July like a BBQ.  But the BBQ in Harrison, however, is extra special.  All the money raised today will go directly to help Kyra Wine recover

With three grills fired up, Harrison volunteer firefighters cook hamburgers and hot dogs to help a little girl with blue eyes and a precious smile.

“Cause it happened to one of our own,” says Ronnie Harrison.

Dickerson is Harrison’s assistant fire chief, and a friend of the Wine family.  Two weeks ago, three-year old Kyra was airlifted to Sacred Heart with injuries so severe, the Benewah County prosecutor called it the worst case of child abuse he’s ever seen.


She’s had several surgeries to remove toes and part of a pinkie.  Court papers also shows she suffered from internal bleeding.

“One of the other EMTs called me and asked if I went out on it,” Dickerson says.  “I was on the night it happened.  They took the kids.  And I was so angry, I was just shaking and to find out it happened to one of my friend’s granddaughter is just horrendous.”

Sally Tee traveled from Spokane to donate.

“We heard it on the news,” she says.  “We all have grandchildren, or want them, we want more. Our hearts go out to this family.”

While the meal costs just a few bucks, many donated $100.  Helping Kyra has no price tag.

“We hope this fundraiser will help the family with expenses the family will incure to help this little girl have a full life,” Tee says.

If you couldn’t make it to the BBQ and want to help, you can donate to the St. Joe Valley Credit Union under Kyra’s name.