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Burns Survivor Fronts Australian Women's Weekly Cover

Burns Survivor Fronts Australian Women's Weekly Cover
Burns Survivor Fronts Australian Women's Weekly Cover Burns Survivor Fronts Australian Women's Weekly Cover

Steering clear from the usual suspects of magazine cover girl options, the Australian Women’s Weekly puts the spotlight on burns survivor Turia Pitt. Turia, a mining engineer, suffered burns to her body when she got trapped in a bushfire during a 100km ultra-marathon in Western Australia in September of 2011.

 

Turia is now taking up her masters degree and is also a motivational speaker and a published author. Though many thought all hope was lost, she rises from the ashes and defies doctors’ expectations. Just recently she biked from Sydney to Uluru, swam a 20km of Lake Argyle, and made her way down the Great Wall of China, all of which to raise funds for reconstructive surgery charity Interplast.