Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Date Of Injury: Unknown
My boyfriend of 9yrs. poured 5 gallons of lacquer thinner on me and set me on fire. I still suffer from the 3rd and 4th degree burns over 75% of my body. I can no longer find a surgeon in OKC,OK. to do any releases, grafts, etc. I received NO compensation from my abuser, although we were well off. Now I am trying to make it on SSI, and we all know how that goes. I can’t even afford a car and have to rely on someone else to take me to my doctor appointments; it’s hard to setup surgeries and not have a way to get there.
I would love to have the help of people who understand what it’s like to be in my shoes. Do you know the pain of knowing the person who was supposed to love you did this to you on purpose? Then offered to donate skin from his jail cell? I do!
I have tried to get the state of MO., where it happened, to help me but they can’t be bothered. I go through my own agony everyday thinking “What did I do to deserve this”? But I know that God has a purpose for everything. I pray that mine is helping survivor’s of domestic violence be paid for their losses, trauma and suffering. As a Burn Survivor, I know the pain … I can barely get pain medication due to the fact that doctor’s don’t want to prescribe pain medication for fear of losing their license??? Did they quit making them take an oath?
I am glad I found this place … it’s been too long in silence. I’m not sure what all I am asking for here, but if anyone can help in any way then please let me know what I need to do.