HOMEWOOD, Ill. -- While professionals will be putting on great fireworks displays tonight, plenty of amateurs will be putting on their own shows for family and neighbors.
But with all the fun there is also the danger that comes with fireworks. Few know that better than 19-year-old Jameson Lamb. Three years ago he, his family and several friends were celebrating Independence Day at Lamb’s cabin in Michigan. This, of course, included fireworks.
The accident happened when his friend thought his roman candle was done firing. Struck in the eye, it took all but his ability to see shapes and light --- and he's had too many surgeries to count.
Jameson still celebrates the Fourth and has another surgery planned for this fall that may restore some of his sight to his right eye.
Lamb hasn't let the injury slow him down, the Northwestern sophomore studying economics still plays baseball on the school’s club team.
And after this party he's heading back to Michigan to ring in the Fourth, with, yes: fireworks.