23-year-old Turia Pitt was a mining engineer when she joined a marathon in western Australia in 2011.
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However, tragedy struck during the event when she found herself trapped in a bushfire. She suffered burns all over her body.
After undergoing about 200 surgeries during her 5-month stay in the hospital, Turia came out without her fingers and thumb.
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Turia Pitt had it all. She was beautiful, active, and bounding with energy. She modeled in college and, upon graduating, she landed a great job as a mining engineer. (Source: Mirror)
During this time, her relationship with Michael Hoskin grew stronger. Micheal even resigned from his job as a police officer to become Turia's full-time caretaker.
From the first day they met, Michael knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Turia. They loved to go running, and they planned on starting a family one day. (Source: Friday Magazine)
For two years, Turia lived inside a mask, hiding her face from the world. Now, the duo has a bouncing baby boy and they are currently making headlines!
For two whole years, Turia lived inside a mask, hiding her face from the world. Slowly but surely, Turia began to rehabilitate.
What an inspiring story!
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