I guess this story really hit home with me because of my aunt “B.” I won’t use B’s full name because that’s not fair to her.
My aunt “B” was burned over 85% of her body. She was in an apartment fire in her early 20’s. The scum bag boyfriend she had at the time, passed out drunk in the bed with a lit cigarette. “B,” sound asleep had no idea what was going on until it was too late.
The asshole never even tried to wake her up before he got out and took off, leaving her inside a burning apartment to die.
I also remember how self conscious she was about covering her scars, and how she’d talk about, “the days she used to be able to wear a bikini.”
So yea, seeing these brave women and men show their scars and share their stories, you’re damn right it touched me!