Is it just me, or is everyone sick of seeing so many perfect bodies, photos of sunsets, and faux inspirational quotes?
You log onto Instagram, and your feed is filled with photos like this:
And you’re so overwhelmed by superficiality, you’re thinking of logging off social media altogether.
There’s someone you should follow who’ll inspire you. FOR. REAL.
Her name is Turia Pitt.
And she posts photos like this:
With captions like this:
Recovering #postop – how clever are my surgeons? Getting function back for my right hand.
Just when social media was getting so far up its own butt that I thought all the people in my feed might self-combust whilst watching a sunset and sharing an inspirational quote – this beautiful young woman popped up in my feed.
Turia Pitt suffered burns to 60% of her body when she became trapped in a gorge surrounded by a raging bushfire. She was competing in an Ultramarathon – a race that should have been cancelled as a fire brewed close to the route.
Her horrendous burns meant she was put in an induced coma while she fought to live. She had so little unburnt skin that doctors were unable to perform skin grafts and had to import skin from donors in California. Her family and doctors later admitted that when Turia was first brought into hospital, they’d hoped she wouldn’t survive. They thought Turia’s injuries too catastrophic for her to ever live a happy life.