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I Am a Burn Victim

Share stories with those around you have suffered from burns as well. Seek emotional support because no one knows what it's like to burn like you do. 206 People

    I was burned at about 6 to 9 months of age.

    It consumes so many of my thoughts since it's literally staring me in the face. I have lived my whole life trying to look normal but I'm tired. I'm not normal and that's that. I try so hard to cover the scares so that the man I'm with isn't embarrassed to be seen with me. At the...
    SingleLizAgain SingleLizAgain 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Lost

    Hi I found this site while looking for support groups online. My story is I am a 45 year old retired army. I live on a small farm and my wife and I were using gas to put on a pile of old wood ( as i have a hundred times before) I always lay down about a 40 foot line of gas from...
    slack28 slack28 41-45 Sep 13, 2013

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    I Survived.

    Hi my name is Sonia and iam a burns victim . My accident happened when i was 4and a half . 85 % of my body got burnt. I have been married now for 20 years and i have 4 children . My doctor calls me a miracle as iam not suppose to have hair growing on my head n my right arm...
    bearses1 bearses1 41-45 2 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    Those Fire Drills As A Kid Can Really Pay Off...

    Everyone always tells you not to play with fire and gasoline. I'm not sure there is a single teenager out there that actually follows this rule. I know I never did. I always made huge looging circles of gas around th bon fires as well as other shapes. I also used gas to help...
    creamykill creamykill 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4, 2010

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    Scarred Child

    When I was 1 year old my mother was cooking supper for myself and my 3 older sisters. She was making French fries using her stove top deep fryer. She went to check on my sisters and unplugged the fryer. I walked in, and from what I understand, I pulled the cord. The fryer tipped...
    Kurodot Kurodot 36-40, M Sep 13, 2013

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    When I was 7 years old I got burned,

    my aunt was getting married outside at grandma's house, the family had been busy making the outside beautiful, burning brush and old branches. Two days before the wedding me, my older brother and my cousin were outside by the fire, it was late and all the adults were inside...
    thatonegirlbree thatonegirlbree 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Could Have Ended Worse

         while laying in a pool of molten aluminum on fire there is no way of knowing what will be the ultimate outcome. the only choices are try to get out of the situation or give up and succomb to the flames. it becomes a matter of survival and a matter of...
    grogorthox grogorthox 31-35, M 6 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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    Lost

    I am a burn victim. I guess that's what you could call me. It's all so new to me opening up like this. 9 months and it still haunts me, I feel like I should be stronger. My boyfriend was lighting a fire with some petrol when it happened, I was standing so close when it...
    miloqueen miloqueen 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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    Things Do Get Better

    No matter how hard I try to stay positive, I always seem to feel down about being burnt. It's been almost 3 months since it happened, maybe things will change, I dont know. But Im just extremely unhappy. I see people who embrace their scars and are genuinely happy with life...
    Makemewhole Makemewhole 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    Please Help

    i as well am a burn victim and i am doing my science fair project on burns (since its personal) and if u all could be so kind to answer this. What type of burns u had, what u put on Ur burns to heal, about how long u think it took to heal, if there was any side affects, and any...
    Caitie784 Caitie784 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Sharyn's Burn Story

    When I was 12 and it was December 1965, a long time ago I know, I was minding my own business walking around our yard in Australia in a T-shirt and shorts and thongs when suddenly I was engulfed in fire. Who would have known that day that I would be disfigured for life. My...
    celtsha celtsha 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    Hi, I was burned in house fire

    when I was 19 yrs, I,m 39 now, with 3 beautiful children And good friends ,I have 45% burns, which most people don,t know cause I,m covered up all year round, which is hard in summer.just as we'll it doesn,t get to hot in Ireland.as much as my burns have taken over my life...
    annmar annmar 36-40, F Apr 11

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    On August 13th, 1982,

    at the age of 9, I was in an accident in my front yard. I was burned severely in a gasoline fire which burned over 35% of my body. My chest, stomach, abdomen, sides, and under my arms were all 3rd degree burns which required 2 skin graft surgeries. They grafted skin from my...
    porchbrunke porchbrunke 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    My Mum Was Burnt 1 Week Today

    HELP me understand My mum badly burnt in house fire 1 week ago...2,3,4th degree burns on 15% of her body, her legs are so badly burnt right down to her nerve endings, her right arm and hand badly burnt and up her right side and all down her back....., her legs need artificial...
    confuseddaughter confuseddaughter 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    Getting Back To Normal After

    I was in a Housefire, when I was 11 years old. I managed to get myself out, but not before becoming very badly burned, that room was a furnace! As I was running down the stairs to escape, I could feel strange sensations on my fingertips and hands, the pinging noises were my...
    Soopa Soopa 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    I was only about 6 mths old.

    Burned with hot milk about 80% of my face. Have tried to live a normal life, but it is exhausting. So tired of the stares and questions. I have had relationships but recently my kid's father told me, (look at you, it's embarrassing). It really hurt. I cried so much after that...
    SingleLizAgain SingleLizAgain 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    How My Life Changed On 1/15/2012

    January 15, 2012, I was cooking as normal and a small grease fire started. I went to put it out with a fire extinguisher but got splattered with grease in the process. My house didn't burn down and the dog was okay but I suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on my hand and legs...
    artemis31386 artemis31386 26-30 1 Response Feb 7, 2012

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    As A Reminder

    We know inherently that our scars do not make us monsters. However, there are people who exist who will treat us as such, even if they do not mean it in a threatening or even rude manner. I remember trying to get a job at the local library where only two other people had the...
    PhilosphicalNonsense PhilosphicalNonsense 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    New Burn Victim

    Compared to most on here, my story is nothing and very mild. I am about 5 weeks into 2nd-3rd degree burns to my right (dominant) hand, fingers and wrist. I sustained burns to my face and neck which (amazingly enough) are gone now. I consider myself VERY lucky compared to those I...
    dragonzskye dragonzskye 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    Burned In 2005

    In 2005 I suffered 2nd degree burns to the left side of my face, breast, arm and top of my head (as a result I have no hair on top).  This happened after  I tried to light a cigarette and the lighter exploded.  The recovery was long as  I contracted pneumonia after my first...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 26, 2011

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    Pretending To Be Fine.

    I joined this site because I just want to share my story. I have friends but they'll never understand what's really going through me. What I'm thinking and what bothers me. 2 and a half years ago I had a bad accident. I lived in Pakistan and it was winter. There was a gas leak in...
    roxz roxz 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Haunted

    I am not sure if this happens to everyone who has experienced the truma of being a burn victim but I have dreams that are so vivid it is almost as if I was there again. I wake up wanting to scream but I can't... I can't because it will hurt my boyfriend. Because he blames...
    miloqueen miloqueen 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    The Day I Cheated Death

    I come from a long line of electricians, going back for three generations,Some would say that I was genetically predisposed to do this kind work , and I loved to do it !!.It is very exciting and rewarding work(not to mention a very good paying job!) So at age 18 I joined the...
    Deathcheater Deathcheater 41-45, M 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    Need Advice..

    Does anyone have partial scalp burns? Have anyone used hair concealer products like Derm match, mega THIK hair building fibers, or Organin? If so how pleased were with the results? I would hate to spend $40 or more and be disappointed. Please give me feedback thanks.
    janelle79 janelle79 31-35 2 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    Science Lab Chemical Burn Please Read!!!!!!!!!!

    so i am currently writing to y'all with a burned face . And u might be thinking oh great another sob story from someone who burned themselves in a tanning booth or something. But my burn has happened recently. On September ninth 2013 i got burned on my face from a chemical fire...
    Caitie784 Caitie784 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    This Is Me

    i was severly burned a year ago in a housefire 46 percent of my body with 3rd and 4th degree bu rns on my body . i spent 3 months in icu and rehab i made a good recovery .. i was very blessed that when u look at me its not easy to tell because it was my forearms and partial leg...
    megz90 megz90 18-21 2 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    Road To No Where

    I was burned at the age of 11 years old by my step brother in the back fields of my fathers house. I was in the hospital for over 2months with 3rd degree burns to both my legs from foot to upper thigh. I also suffered damage to my nervous system which resulted in dropped foot...
    maskofshame maskofshame 51-55 2 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Though I don't remember being burned (except

    for some vague memories of a window in my hospital room). I was 1 1/2 years old and being given a bath in the sink. My dad left for just a moment and I reached up and turned on the water. I got 3rd degree burns from my belly-button down and had skin grafts from my back. I'm now...
    aerfixus aerfixus 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Still Dealing With Pyscological Issues Of My Scars

    When I was 9 years old, i went to spend a few days with a freind at her farm. We had found some matches and a bucket of gasoline. We were lighting the sticks and putting them in the gas to watch them really go in flames. Before I knew it, the bucket was on fire. I bent down to...
    acesbeauties acesbeauties 36-40 6 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    My Life Is Amazing

    When i was 2 just 2 days before my3rd birthday i had an accident, i was out playing with my cousins and my dad and grandpa were fixing a car, they poured the gasoline in bottles and told us clearly not to touch it. My cousins and i continued to play and at our first opportunity...
    saved27 saved27 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    I Might Be Burnt 70% But Not My Mind And Capabilities Fire Cant Burn My Identity

    June 11 2012 packing my stuff to move back to my university to give my last exam. i recalled my brother's birthday which just passed 3 days back on 7 June for what i came down to home for a weekend. travel ling 500 km. unaware of things what might happen. i had great time with my...
    anushkaw anushkaw 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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    Burns Survivor And Pain After Years. Needs Info!

    Hi i was burned when i was a just 2yrs old in a house fire, i know i am very lucky to be alive right now after yrs of many ops etc i had enough when i turned 17 i said no more! Now i find myself a 38yr old woman and my main problem is the back of my neck, i have a huge lump of...
    auds38 auds38 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    New Here. Heres My Story

    It was the 17th of august, and i has started my shift on my first day back at work after being sick for a few days. I worked the night shift at a brick making facility and my job was to ensure carts filled with 4,000+ brick were taken from 3 dryers and put inside a garage sized...
    corychartier corychartier 18-21 5 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    Company Does Not Care About Safty

    I was burned in 2001. third degree burns about 35 percent on my side and arms. The rest of the top part of my body second degree burns. The company that I work for really does not to seem to care if you get hurt. If you do its automatic your fault. The machine I was cleaning was...
    cookerman cookerman 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    Scarred For 33 Years Of My Life

    I always wondered why through primary school the kids were calling me 'monster'...as well as other names. I was about 8 years old when I first asked my mother why my arm looked different to hers. But she wouldn't tell me and she never spoke about it. My aunty had told me that...
    babygirl183 babygirl183 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    Burned At A Young Age

    On Easter Sunday, in 1966, at the age of five I got burned. I was leaning over an open face space heater, when my dress caught on fire. It was bad, I was burned over seventy percent of my body. Nearly all third degree burns. I do remember fighting the fire, trying to put it out...
    lajj8 lajj8 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 20, 2010

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    Hi

    iam so depressed reallly iam so i decided to join here to feel that iam not alone iam not the only who suffer i know its a destiny thnx god but some time i feel i cant bear .... well thnx god iam engaged but i thinx about marriage iam sooooooo shy i feel abnormal i really suffer...
    emy595 emy595 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    Feeling Down

    I have been feeling down lately because of the limitations of my hairstyles due to my injuries. I try to stay positive and grateful to the hair I do have as well as all the other blessings that I have. But I can't help it sometimes. Reading these stories have been helping me feel...
    janelle79 janelle79 31-35 1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    He Set Me On Fire At Age 14

    i am a burn victim. at age 14 my older boyfriend decieded to throw witch hazel on me and lit me up. stop drop roll ... yeah right what to u do when u start the carpet on fire from rolling , i burned 35 percent of my cheerleader body. im 30 now hair grew back still have my face...
    down4mine down4mine 26-30, F 13 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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    The Time I Got Burned

    my name is nicole zamora i'm ten years old, it all started in 2004 i was 2 years old my cousins jordan,jasmine,where sleeping over.my mom my dad 2 brothers my sister where all a sleep my dad heard my mom screaming he jumped out of bed woke up my family broke the window threw my...
    adriannez adriannez 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    My story is on here- 19 years ago it all

    happened, on thursday after 19 years i finally went back to where it happened. I thought i would have a lot of emotions going through me when i went but not, i had such peace. I felt as if the world had stopped for a few minutes and i just stood there staring in the direction of...
    saved27 saved27 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Burned Again And Again, Then Cut And Slashed

    Well, its pretty simple, normal childhood, normal high school up until my 18th birthday. 18 days after my 18th birthday at 6pm is when it all went bad.. - 3rd degree burns on face (45% face, 10% body incl hands & shoulders) 2nd degree burns arms and hands - Multiple Surgeries, 2...
    osirisgothra osirisgothra 36-40 1 Response Oct 16, 2013

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    Electricution, Pylons

    hey my names troy hall and i was severely burnt to 60 percent of my torso, i had been working on a hydralada in tauranga picking avocadoes where i had come in line with 120,000 volt powerlines, i was rushed to tauranga hospital at 1st but due to all the major swelling eventually...
    troyhall troyhall 26-30, M Oct 22, 2013

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    My Story

    My dress caught on fire when I was four and it burnt around 20/25% of me. I've had my scars for as lobg as I can remember and I hate them. They're disgusting. I have majorbody confidence issues and people stare sometimes. On my good days I'm okay and I can deal with it, but on...
    jessicaliux jessicaliux 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    Just 8

    I was just 8 years old when my clothing caught fire. Only one or two people know how it actually happened as I feel guilty about it to this day. My grandmother saved my life by putting out the flames with her hands, horribly burning them. Even though it has been more than 42...
    littlestbell littlestbell 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    Why....

    On April 18th 2013 i was burned with a teapot on my left forearm. It caused a third degree burn on my arm. I recently was in the hospital's Regional Burn Center and has a skin graft done. I don't understand why my so-called friend burned me. What kind of person does that to...
    IndigoSwirls IndigoSwirls 26-30, F 3 Responses May 26, 2013

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    The Fire

    I will be completely honest with you, though I know my experiences lean towards the worst end of the scale, I realize that there are those who have suffered more than I. Even in the immense experience I have gained from being a burn victim my entire conscious life, there are...
    PhilosphicalNonsense PhilosphicalNonsense 18-21, M 20 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    The Man Who Set Himself On Fire

    I was in a Gasoline Fire in 2007 here is a potion from my book The Man Who Set Himself On FireYou could learn more at www.bathroomminister.comI approached the ditch by myself since there was only a narrow path between the fence and the ditch. The others backed off as I got closer...
    dbogen dbogen 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 30, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    If you want to have some context as to where I am coming from with this post, please read my last entry here: EP Link … I can’t take it anymore. I really can’t. I think...
    UsernameEntered UsernameEntered 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    7 Years. Of those 7 years I was only happy for about 3 years. 7 years with a man who gave me so much joy in the beginning. Now it's like he lives to tear me down. To humiliate me...
    bmichelleb bmichelleb 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    Why did he take it all? I was not smart. I knew I was not smart because I was told that every day. Sometimes with words and sometimes it was said with a look or a certain shrug...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 1 Response a week ago

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    Since I turned nine years old, I feel as if my parents started to get a lot angrier and more aggressive towards life, people, and at just about everything. I was one of those kids...
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 1 Response Mar 22

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    I am I victim of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I don't like to go back to this era & I chose to forget it all. I am 31 now but when I was 12-13 my older sister moved back into the house I grew up in & brought her boyfriend to...
    BlueEyes3182 BlueEyes3182 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm joining this group, not to take on a 'victim mentality' as the psychology folk would call it, but to share with others who have similar experiences. This is all for the sake...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I grew up with a mother who had a hatred for men. I was her only son out of 4 kids and I was the recipient of her anguish. I now suffer from PTSD and struggle with it every single...
    kpax81 kpax81 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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