Location: France

Date Of Injury: 2012

I am a 19 year-old french girl and I would like share my story.

When I was 16 years-old, I was disguised as a sheep for my high school carnival, with cotton wrapped all over my body. When I left school this day, a friend asked me to stay with her to have a smoke… And my costume caught fire.

40% of my body was burned and I was in a coma for 6 months.

After two years of rehabilitation, I feel better and I resumed to a normal life – even if I have a lot of scars on my body.

I’d like to share my story to show that if you have the will and you believe in what you do, everything is possible.

Burn Survivor, julie bourges