Story in The Sun newspaper
‘Doctors didn’t expect me to survive – but I’m proof you must never give up hope.’
Jane Healy was just nine years old when a camping game she was playing with her brother and some friends went tragically terribly wrong. The group were messing around with methylated spirits when it caught light and set Jane on fire.
As she was engulfed in flames a local man saw her and sprinted over to her. He put a cardboard box over her head to snuff the fire out, pushed her to the ground and rolled her in the grass.
His quick actions certainly saved her life but devastatingly she suffered 75 per cent burns and was not expected to last the night.
Incredibly Jane did survive but her chin was melted to her chest, she’d lost her ears and her body was scarred and charred beyond belief.
She was to endure hundreds of operations and hospital visits in a bid to make her look normal.
However, she went on to marry and is now a mum with a daughter, Laura, of her own and a good job selling cosmetics.
Of course in the past Jane has gone through some terrible times with her scars. At school she used to put her gym kit on under her uniform before school. But these days she wears a bikini and braves any stares.
In fact in many ways going through such a trauma at such a young age has made her the person she is today. The brush with death has always made her appreciate life more.
It was her delightful daughter Laura who wrote to Featureworld about her mum. She is incredibly proud of her mother and believed telling her story would help anyone – not just someone who has suffered from burns – realise that whatever life throws at you, you can still find happiness again.
In The Sun newspaper Jane reveals photos and the full extent of her scarring – something she has never shown anyone outside her family before.
Her story makes amazing reading.
We are working with Jane to place her story in other avenues.
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