July 24, 1987

“Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it, and accept it.” Turia Pitt

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Turia Pitt is an Australian mining engineer, humanitarian, athlete, motivational speaker and author.

My story is forever divided into two parts: before the fire, and after the fire. … While competing in a 100km ultra marathon in the Australian outback, I encountered an out of control grass fire. Trapped by the blaze, I suffered full thickness burns to 65% of my body.”

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I wished he would just give up on me, but he never did. He was at my bedside at 7 am to 7 pm. If he believed in me, I had to believe in myself”

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