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Woman from Sheffield shows scars for first time

A woman who was scalded by hot bathwater around her first birthday says she is only now ready to wear clothes which show off the scars she was left with - 20 years after she was burnt.

Lucy Wilson

Lucy Wilson hopes that by showing off her scars she will encourage other burns survivors to do the same.

When she was burnt Miss Wilson was given hours to live. Since then she has had dozens of procedures to treat the burnt skin on her hands, feet and leg.

She is now a student at Sheffield Hallam University and says burns survivors no longer need to hide away their scars.

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