My Story

By Sylvia Mac

When I was 2 years 7 months, I fell backwards into a bowl of boiling water. My sister and I were running around playing a game of 'hide and seek' when I decided to hide in the bathroom where the bowl was laid on the floor.  My mother told us specifically not to enter the bathroom but I thought it would be a great place to hide.   I received 3rd and 4th degree burns to my back, sides, tummy and left leg and spent quite a bit of time in and out of hospital having skin grafts to help resurface my back.  I almost died from my injuries and was given my Last Rites twice so I thank my lucky scars...excuse the pun...that I am still living and loving life.

Although it took me over 30 plus years to get to a good place, I definitely believe it was worth the wait.