A Burn Injury is for Life, but so is a Smile!
We are proud to highlight the inspiring stories of these Burn Survivors with our ‘A Burn Injury is for Life, but so is a Smile’ campaign.
Damien - 8 months old
Damien was just 8 months old when he was burned by a kettle spill. He spent 3 – 4 months in hospital and had to undergo operations until he was 14 years old.
When India was three years old, her party dress caught on fire, causing her to be rushed to hospital with 40% third degree burns. She stayed in ICU for three months.
As a child Amanda Redman MBE was burned across her whole body following an accident with a pot of boiling soup. From personal experience, Amanda knows the impact a burn injury can have on a child and their family.
Pauline, who at the age of seven suffered a life changing burn injury in 1954 after she got hold of a firework, which had been hidden inside the family’s piano for the forthcoming Guy Fawkes’ celebrations, and lit it at an unguarded fireplace in her living room.
Tilly was burned at just 18 months old when she pulled a kettle of freshly boiled water over herself, sustaining 33% burns to her body. Tilly initially spent two months in hospital following the incident.
Saff - 4 years old
Saff was 4 years old when she was burned by a gas fire, she spent 3 months in hospital and has had 30+ operations since the accident occured.
Perry Burns was 13 years old when he was involved in an airplane accident which led to life changing injuries.
Crystal - 15 years old
Following an accident with candles at the age of 15, Crystal was diagnosed with PTSD.