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When I was 7 years old I was at home and we had a temple in our house and there was a candle in the temple and I was wearing a scarf around my neck and I just turned around and the scarf caught on my fire. Everything felt like a blur at that time. I got 33% burns to my face, stomach, chest and back.

After being in hospital for about 5-6 months the struggle after that was really difficult, in and out of hospital all the time. Learning how to walk and write again.

I faced a lot of trouble growing up especially with school and generally with people around me, people staring and making nasty comments, looking at me in such a way that made me like feel like an outsider. I lacked so much confidence I always tried to cover my face and always wore long sleeves even when it was really hot because I was so scared about what people would say about me.

Now I am 28 years old and I am more confident and feel really good about myself because I have learnt to accept my scars and I feel proud of them, my sister’s have helped and supported me so much also the Katie Piper Foundation have helped me a lot and I have met so many strong and amazing people.

My scars show and remind me of how strong I am. I am proud to say I am a Burn survivor.

Thank you,

Preeti Sira