Location: Oklahoma, USA

Date Of Injury: 1969

At the age of 4-years-old I was standing to close to a heater and caught fire, burning over 75% of my body. My father placed me in the car. We lived in a small town Okmulgee, Oklahoma. They were unable to treat my burns so I was told they placed me back in the car and took me to Tulsa hospital.

I really don’t remember much if I had surgeries. I remember I was in and out the hospital. We moved to Oklahoma when I was 6- years-old. At the age of 16 I stared having surgeries on and off.

Thank God I was able to give birth to a beautiful son in 1996. He is now 26-years-old. I’ve had 43 surgeries soon to have number 44 and more after this one.

I’m now fifty-years-old and I thank god everyday. I really don’t have much support. I just moved from Oklahoma to Texas. I reached out on the computer hoping to find a website and came across this site. God is very important in my life. I believe he has me here for a reason. I’ve worked most of my life with all the pain from a lot of contraction. Now I’ve had to stop.

Like I said I really don’t have any support here in Texas and I don’t know what else to say but thank you for reading my small letter.

Thank you very much have a blessed day.