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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Jacksonville burn survivor's pregnancy photos goes viral

Jacksonville burn survivor and motivational speaker Andrea Grant shared photos from her maternity shoot with photographer Terrence Armand and in 24 hours, it went viral. "I really didn’t think that was the response that was going to happen, but I’m honored," she said.

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.

"I Have To Remind Myself & My Followers Who I AM & What Ive Been Through & Over Came…… The Road Was Hard & I Remember Everyday Of It Like It Was Yesterday….." she said on Instagram. "The Smells The Taste Of Smoke That Lasted On Our Breath For Weeks After Waking Up……My Friends & Family See Me As Strong Andrea But Reality God & My Mother Made Me This Strong & Tough…… My Mother Raised Me To Believe I Was/Am Beautiful… .Even When On Days I Know I Was Hard To Look At" 

39 comments:

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livingstone chibuike said...

Nice

Uju Phil said...

Wow...safe delivery doll,xo #Cool

SENSATIONAL PURITY said...

OMG! so sorry wonder what the baby might look like as of now.

olamide akanbi said...

Plz i really need help!!!!!
I am Olamide Sadiq Akanbi a.k.a Mc Nafdak. Am an aspiring comedian. There is something that is bothering me this while that i have to share with you.plz take your time to read this.

 Could you believe i got to my shop one morning and i saw drops of powder form like salt at the front of my shop. I was so scared at first but later i swept the stuff off and ignored the issue without telling anybody.

After somedays i started noticing sudden disasterious changes in my bussiness. At times i wont get sales for a while, my customers are no where to be found. Attimes i get confuse about my self and my bussiness. My Generator got nocked down, i dont knw how 50k dissappeared from my house without having any single visitor, i still take it as a normal circustance because am a kind of person  that dont believe in superstition.

Just on tuesday again while sweeping the front of my shop. I found a carved hand tied together with red piece of cloth buried at the front of my shop. Now it time to believe there are Haters around me. But at times i tell my self, am still young to get haters that wants me down up to this extent. I didnt get any help from anybody when i needed help to start up a bussiness. I know back then when i begged so many people around me likes of my relatives and friends and those ones that are suppose to be of help like the likes of Chuks D General Igosave and others. But i got no support, i started hustling for the pay, i worked in Building Sites the whole day moving Bricks around and Mixing cements. After falling sick and i was almost seeing death i stoped and i got a marketing job at indomie company based on promo where i got paid. After the promotion, i got no job doing so i went into painting and screeding which i havent learn before but for God so kind, i struggled to be successful in any Job i get. When the job got frustrating because there was no work around to get. I typed my C.V and headed for employment. For God so kind i  got a Job in a Supermarket where i worked throughout all day. No time to rest and sleep but i still put my head up. i got tired one morning and i worked into a DSTV office in Bannex where i met the CEO of the branch and i explain to him. So he felt that the boy gat big time Zeal to work. So he gave me a job there which i know am not suppose to work there base on my qualifications  but base on kind heart he gave me the job. That where i hustle for more than a year before i stop and started a little bussiness for my self. So what am trying to put out is that i hustle for my pay and that what pains me  when my haters try to bring me down.

I definitely know God knows the best.

Comedy have been my hubby and my lifestyle but when there is no support from everycorner and even my Family dont understand what it takes that why i have to hustle then when i realise a little in my account i can pursue my dream.

Am sharing this out to you all not because am acquiring Attention, but because i want you all to believe haters still lives. For someone to wake up at the middle of the night, giving him or her self sleepless night because of my issue. At times i tell my self abi do i have pride? maybe thats why they want to bring me down.

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OSINANL said...

EYAAAH.... CONGRATS TO HER

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Hmm Shame to u.
See her weird ugly body.
DID SHE Have TO OPEN HER baby bump like this to prove she is pregnant huh?
WHO GAVE HER ADVICE TO DO THIS USELESS Picture HUH?
she wan copy bitches that have a good body shame to u.
FREEBORN WEPT!


















#sad indeed

vinna saviour said...

She's a living testimony...thank God for her life.wishing her the safest delivery

Anonymous said...

You are beautiful!!

sandra nzubechi said...

She's blessed

lovina said...

Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Freeborn!!! You will continue to weep in your entire life..miserable bastard.

raynergirl said...

Who said there is no God...indeed God you are great.

Anonymous said...

My dear, haters full ground every where, if i tell u my own ,u go even pity me. There have been several attempts on my life spiritually but GOD keep diverting it to the siblings of those behind the attack. I know them oo but u know its spiritual, u have no physical proof so many people may not believe u. All u need now is intense prayers like the type we pray I mountain of fire, get a copy of command the morning and make sure u pray it every morning around 4 am or 5 am, I bet u even if they go the end of the world to hurt u, it shall not stand. Command the morning is an effective prayer book from Daniel Olukoya. They are fighting u becos they have seen a great potential in u. Don't let them stop u

OJ said...

Glory to God in the highest. Have a safe delivery darling

Anonymous said...

You're just an ass hole, bloody sadist God will punish you! Idiot

Anonymous said...

I don't know why Linda can't barn fools like dis writing on her blog. So disperectful and dull. Well I don't blame the animal in human skin....

Anonymous said...

I blame Linda for this trash... why let this beast comment here.. He's really a bastard!! it will never be well wit ur family

Anonymous said...

Read this and I was shocked... can't believe someone can be dis cruel

Vivian Reginalds said...

heya
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Scarlett said...

@freeborn, you are the biggest idiot ever liveth.

oluchi said...

She is still beautiful with amazing shape. May u live happy dear

Apple Berry said...

Thank God 4her

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Congrats

Juliet Iwuno said...

Awwwwwwww! Linda take note!

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

and she still look beautiful with all d scar, i wish her safe delivery ijn.

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

and she still look beautiful with all d scar, i wish her safe delivery ijn.

Koko said...

Wish her safe delivery....baba God noni..

joshua said...

Free born I'm so sad for you...when ure to give a good comment this is wah u have to say...it's a pity that ure a saddist.

akhigbe omoye cherish said...

Fuck You @freeborn

chinwe assumpta said...

Dis babe fine sha, even d devil knows dt

uniquechic said...

@ Linda its sad and disgusting that u have to air this freeborn comment!
@ freeborn u r an apology I hope never to meet in person.I pray God will have mercy on ur evil self.all u do is bring ppl down and make d worst comment ever!u obviously r seeking attention but no one likes ur comment maybe h should step down and get a life.
D's lady went thru hell and back and u call her ugly? She is braver Dan u can ever be she isn't nude she only revealed d burnt parts to encourage other victims out there .
U call a fellow human being ugly! Just hope on ur part dat God never visits this on u.
D power of d tongue is strong and u r going to use ur mouth to bring itself down to hell someday.
Be guided!

Adeola Ade said...

Linda,
I have been an ardent reader of your blog for years but i rarely comment. But have come to notice that there is a persistent commentor on your page which is 'Freeborn' who gives nasty and immature comments which really turns most of your readers off from reading the comment section some times. I think you should be more guided on the comments you approve. It's your blog so u don't have to let Freeborn share it with by ruining your years of hard work.
A word is enough for the wise
To freeborn- find something better doing with your life and stop hating, your comments aren't hilarious. Grow up

evy claret said...

She is very beautiful even with her burns. Safe delivery dear

Eva Da Diva...

Teemah Salau said...

Wow!😢 she is beautiful

Teemah Salau said...

Wait wat ??? Really nigga ?

Musa simon audu said...

You are beautiful,congrats... #Lindatakenote

Ogechukwu Patrick said...

Why on earth Is the heart of man so wicked. Freeborn do you feel happy with this your comment? Do you knw what Andrea went thru. May God forgive you is all all can say to you right now.

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