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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. 260 People

    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, 2014

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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 6 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    I am now 16 years old

    but on May 14 2011 . 12 days before my 12thbirthday I mistakenly burned my left hand, thigh and foot . I over cooked some grease and eagerly decided to add water. bad idea. THAT DECISION CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER. From being in the hospital for what felt like forever , being...
    Toneonac Toneonac 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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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 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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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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    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 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 7, 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 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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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 6 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    Hi all, I have burn scars (it is very visibly

    as the thick skin and darkened color, I always cover them up) on my neck and my left shoulder down my to my breast. I am currently dating and have found myself pushing the guy away because i fear intimacy. Reason being i am ashamed of my scars. I don't know how to tell him...
    amandaD23 amandaD23 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    I am a 24 years old and i was in a house fire

    when I was 6 years old, that left me with 3rd degree burns and skin graphs the waist down. Im still dealing with self esteem issues. I dont want my scars to control my life but I believe its always in my subconscious of what people will think.
    dcharles490 dcharles490 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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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 1 Response Jul 24, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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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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    Hello, my name is Harri.

    I am a 21 year old lingerie design student from the UK. I am also new to EP so if this post is inappropriate please delete it. I am looking to create a final collection for inspirational women who have been subjected to burns. I desperately want to make women feel confident...
    lingerieharri lingerieharri 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    hello, at the age of 16,

    I decided to take my life, I undressed and pourred a tank of gasoline over my head and set myself on fire, the pain was undescriveble, I run, thinking it was the end, that it was over, I ended up in the bathroom, slammed the door behind me, lying on the floor, the flames at that...
    rotten75 rotten75 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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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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    I blame it on my cat.

    Yesterday I was cooking at the stove when my cat jumped up onto it. I went to grab the cat and in the process I knocked a frying pan with sizzling grease off the burner. I had yoga shorts on at the time so the grease poured directly on my leg. I instinctively tried to wipe it...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 26 Responses Jul 15

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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 6 Responses Sep 26, 2011

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    On my 15th birthday my friends

    and I were out on an island. There was a fire involved and I fell into it. It took me around 45 minutes to talk them into calling the parents because they did not want to get in trouble. I was taken to USA burn center with second and third degree burns on 18% of my body (my left...
    swhitef swhitef 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Just another reason I'm not with my ex anymore,

    and don't look back. I just hate that everytime I see the scarring from the third degree burns, I remember her doing it. I remember the look on her face when she did it. I remember how she tried to hide it. I remember how she gave herself minor burns so that everyone would think...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 3 Responses May 3

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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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    (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, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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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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    I was scalded when I was 18 months old I attend

    a Support Group in London which is 165 miles from where I live which is a long way to go however Football Fans go even further to see their teams play so I haven't a problem with that, would like to communicate with anyone who have gone through similar experiences I'm Male...
    senghenydd senghenydd 61-65, M Jun 25

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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 thoughts, 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 from under my legs. I...
    ella209 ella209 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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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 7 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    When I was 17 I was involved in a car accident

    that left me with 3rd and 4th degree burns on my legs. My friend was pumping gas and static ignited a fire. I was still in the car and jumped out. 11 years later I am still focusing on loving myself and accepting my scars. I haven't worn shorts out in public since my accident...
    adriekristine adriekristine 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    I have attempted to write my story three times

    now. Let's hope this one works. I can not identify with a victim or survivor due to how my injury occurred. It was due to my own actions and it could have been avoided. The saying to thine own self be true means a lot to me. Other than dealing with that, I feel numb. I...
    jessintenesee jessintenesee 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 23

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    When I was 8 months old,

    my mother was cooking in the kitchen. She had made fries using a mini-deep frier. after removing the fries, she unplugged it. By mistake, the cord had swung off the counter and into the range of baby me. In my walker, I grabbed this cord and tipped over the deep frier. The oil...
    goldblosom goldblosom 13-15, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I have a disfigured face.

    11 years ago I was in a car accident which resulted in severe burns on my face and right arm. I was helicoptered to the burn unit, and no one thought I would make it. I was told after that the firefighters spent 2 hours looking for my eye at the accident scene, they couldn't...
    priiiyaa priiiyaa 26-30 3 Responses Feb 5

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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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    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 2 Responses May 23, 2014

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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 4 Responses Feb 24, 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 7 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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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 3 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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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 find it hard to talk about.

    I.had skin grafts. the accident happened as a baby. I see many people here with worse stories and burns that show and I can hide mine and they seem braver. I just still feel sad and hard to move on.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I am a 20 year old female

    and I am a burn survivor. My story started when I met the love of my life, my true soulmate. We started dating when I was 19 he was 22. Our relationship devolved quickly, we fell in love instantly. He moved in after a few months of dating. One night he was cooking me dinner and...
    gabryelnichole gabryelnichole 18-21, F 5 Responses May 18

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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 7 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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 7 Responses May 20, 2014

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    Dangers of Sparklers&Kindness of Strangers- I

    was 7 years old and left in the yard one warm smoggy Spring night, mostly unattended with Chinese Firecrackers and Sparklers. My Papa was sitting on the porch with a friend,drunk and listening to music in his own language,so not much help. When I lit a sparkler at the wrong time...
    BlackSlav92 BlackSlav92 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 4

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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 2 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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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 6 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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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 4 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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