Burns Survivor Mom Rebuilds Her Life

BarcroftTVPublished: July 6, 201759,136 views
Published: July 6, 2017

Life is a funny thing; it can go from perfect to grim in a blink of an eye.

A young mom is battling to reclaim her life after experiencing horrific burns as the result of a terrifying campfire accident. On September 30, 2016, Courtney Waldon, 27, from Tallapoosa, Georgia, went through the most excruciating pain that left her with burns over 40% of her face and body, after her husband poured gasoline into a camp fire in the hopes of keeping it alive for longer.

After being through several skin grafts and being in the hospital for 51 days, Courtney and her husband separated, which left her and her daughter with no income. With medical bills over two million dollars, a local church decided to pitch in by building a new home for the loving family.

Courtney wasn't left completely alone though. Her community rallied up to help the young single mother by donating their time and money and eventually built a new house for Courtney and her 5 years old daughter.

“I’ve been managing to get my life back, I’m just pushing forward everyday to make myself better for myself and for my daughter,” said Courtney. She may look different on the outside, but she is just as strong as she ever was on the inside. Maybe even stronger.

Videographer / director: John-Paul Steele
Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Michael Muncer
Editor: Sonia Estal

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