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Doctors say Sharon Wand defied the odds in survival from fatal fire


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Her doctors at UW Hospital say Sharon Wand has defied the odds and will likely survive.

The 32-year-old Argyle woman was burned over 65 percent of her body when her home went up in flames September 7th. At the time, trauma surgeon Dr. Lee Faucher told her family Wand had only about a 10 percent chance of survival.

After four surgeries, the doctor says Wand is taking an active part in her own therapy and recovery and no longer needs a ventilator.

Three of her children and an unborn baby were killed, but her 2-year-old daughter got out safely.

Wand’s husband, 32-year-old Armin Wand III and her brother-in-law, 18-year-old Jeremy Wand, face charges of murder, attempted murder and arson. Investigators say they set the fire to collect life insurance money.