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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. 222 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I was burned at just 8 years old

    when my dress caught fire. I shared my story here before. My biggest struggle now, some 44 years later, is my extreme fear of fire. Just hearing news reports of people dying in house fires, car fires, or other types of fires freak me out, especially if it's a child. I...
    littlestbell littlestbell 51-55, F 1 Response May 23

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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 4 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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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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    Would anyone over the age of 50 be interested

    in taking part in some research? We are interested in finding out about your experiences of living with a burn injury. Please get in contact if so.
    Bnotts Bnotts 22-25, F 3 Responses May 24

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    Burn But Strong!!!

    When I was 3 years old I got burn. The rigt side of my face and part of my body is burned. Ive been through more than 10 reconstructive surgeries and on different news papers and TV. Growing up with my scars has made me a strong woman who uses her life experience to help other...
    Lisbel Lisbel 26-30, F Aug 19, 2013

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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 5 Responses Sep 26, 2011

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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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    I was boiling some tea

    before school, and I made a mistake and wasted it on my thigh, hurt like hell.
    darkangellights darkangellights 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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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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    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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    I was burnt by scolding hot water

    when I was around 3 or 4 years old. It was a terrible accident that my parents still regret to this very day. (I am 27 years old now, so they have lived with this guilt for quite some time.) The scarring is on my left wrist, like a bangle, and down the entirety of my left torso...
    kewalsh kewalsh 26-30, F 2 Responses May 20

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 11

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Dec 19, 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 4 Responses Mar 25

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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 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    I have burnt myself in the last month .

    A boiler blow up in my face and I was put in an induced coma for 24 hours . My burns were quite bad but have heeled dramatically well. All tho I am very lucky and my burns have heeled great the hole experience has damaged my mind I am only 18 and an apprentice please somebody...
    matthew0290 matthew0290 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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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 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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    When I was first learning to walk,

    my babysitter was watching tv and I managed to waddle my way up to the kitchen where she had left the oven open right after she cooked. I fell and I caught myself by putting both of my arms on the open oven door. I got 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns and the babysitter was fired...
    Swordsman101 Swordsman101 18-21, M Jul 24

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    I started at university not too long ago

    and we had to do a presentation on any topic, so I picked the dangers of fire and then told them how I got burnt. I was so nervous but I got good feedback! Also I have a question..:. I hope someone answers. I had a hospital appointment today and I asked if there were any ways...
    Makemewhole Makemewhole 22-25, F Sep 8

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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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    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 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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    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 3 Responses Apr 13

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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 2 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    (NOT) I am a burn SURVIVOR!

    ... I think it is extremely sad that there are only 160 posts on "I am a burn survivor" and 208+ on "I am a burn victim". Burn survivors who have significant 3rd degree burns need to stand up as a community. We are not victims, we are survivors. When was the last time you heard...
    kj10 kj10 22-25 1 Response Jun 1

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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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    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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    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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    More Positive Stuff

    I went out this evening. I wore my purple compression garment with a low cut, belly showing green shirt, jeans and high heels. The first guy who talked to me told me I have a striper body. That's a good thing to me. People who know about and have seen the grafts told me I look...
    Badina Badina 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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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 3 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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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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    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 6 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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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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    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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    My name is Alex and I'm a burn survivor.

    The accident happened when I was three years old, standing behind my mothers feet as she boiled water for food, who soon tripped behind me and spilled the boiling water down my arm. 17 years later now I've lived with a large heart shaped scar on my shoulder, its taken a while to...
    abaggz abaggz 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    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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    It happend 7 years ago.

    I was nine years old. I remember that night like it was 7 hours ago, not years. I remember every single second: the thaughts, the shouts, the pain, the tears. It was a friday night, and I remember that monent when I stood in the kitchen and felt a heat frim under my legs. I...
    ella209 ella209 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 3

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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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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