Laura, 18, caught fire – these pictures are shocking

Laura’s fate may be reminiscent of the dangers of fuel and gas appliances at the start of this grilling season. A small mistake of thought can lead to shocking consequences and lifelong injuries.

Laura’s story is written by the printed magazine Hymy.

The life of Laura Mecklenburg, who lives in Schüttorf, took a completely different direction in a creepy way immediately after coming of age. Two years ago, she was invited to barbecue in her ex-boyfriend’s backyard. The heater on the terrace was lit as the evening cooled.

At some point, the fuel ran out. The ex-boyfriend’s stepmother didn’t understand to wait long enough before she started adding bioethanol to the device. As a result of the heat, the heater exploded and Laura’s clothes caught fire.

Laura was afflicted in a coma for a week due to second and third degree burns.

– When I was woken up, I immediately remembered everything about the accident. I couldn’t be grateful for my survival because I was in so much pain. On the contrary, I thought, why not die.

He had to re-learn to walk, eat, and drink. Plus, he literally had to watch as his creepy burns gradually grew closed. Laura underwent six different surgeries involving a total of 14 skin grafts. The skin was transferred in several parts from the thigh area to the hands.

– Somehow, however, I survived it despite all the pain. The nurses as well as the doctors were really encouraging and my family’s support was naturally everything in everything. In that sense, I was lucky that there were no problems with skin healing and things were progressing all the time.

Laura was hospitalized for more than six weeks. After that, there was still a two-month rehabilitation period ahead. Read about Laura’s thoughts in the magazine.

Text:Delivery of a smile, Seija Myllymäki


Source: Hymy by

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