A YOUNG MUM 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.
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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.
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With medical bills amounting to £1.5million, a local church decided to pitch in by building a new home for the loving family.Courtney said: “My husband and me were sitting there and the fire went to go out. So he went to put gas on it.
“When he put the gas on it, the fire shot up and next thing I know I was in gold shivering flames.I was just going crazy. I did just stop, drop and rolled and screamed. I didn’t know what to do so I ran towards the water hose.It was the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. But it’s made me stronger today.”
After being declared disabled because of the injuries to her hands, plus mounting medical bills, Courtney and Caroline have been forced to leave their home.The mum and daughter have been supported by their local church to build a house and they currently raising donations.