Grant’s scars featured in the photo have a tragic and inspirational story. On August 14th, 2001, at age 9, she and her brother,11, were badly burned in a house fire, the result of a gas explosion.
They were both coming home from school, usually they waited outside until their oldest sister returned. But on that particular day, they had a key so they went in. Upon walking into the house, they smelled gas but didn't understand what to do.
"Once we flicked on a light switch in the kitchen, the kitchen and living room blew up which knocked down a wall that would become our exit. Help from our neighbours kept us calm until fire and rescue arrived. Later on, we found out the explosion was caused by a leak. We were flown by a medical jet to Galveston, Texas and received treatment at Shriner's Hospital."
She suffered second and third degree burns to 80% of her body. Grant recovered and went on to form a group called "Beyond Scars" to help other burn victims. The Red Cross is on board and the response has been great. Despite being told she couldn’t carry a baby past four months, she’s 37 weeks and pressing on.