Woman Burned in Plane Accident Says Facing Kids Was 'Horrible'
Stephanie, a mother badly burned in a plane accident, tells Anderson the worst part was having her young children see her for the first time. Stephanie was burned over 80% of her body. "They came in the room, and were expecting to see Mom, and I looked nothing like the mother that I was before, and so they were very shocked. My daughter Jane came in first and saw me and then went out and told her sister, 'Don't go inside.'"
She continues, "It broke my heart. I think at that point I would've rather gone through the pain a million times over than to be rejected from my own children."
Stephanie says she pushed through to recovery with the help of family and friends, and even wrote a memoir, "Heaven Is Here," which chronicles her positive journey after the accident.
Stephanie, who was a ski instructor before the crash, says she would like to go swimming, but still feels self-conscious about her body. Anderson surprised Stephanie with a gift from Endless Pools, which offers an adjustable current for swimming, exercise, therapy and fun.
Stephanie and her family were also offered a relaxing trip to Lake Powell Resort.
Click here to see Stephanie's blog.