One heck of an amazing young girl
This is the story of an amazing 10 year old girl, Terri Calvesbert. When she was only 22 months old, 85% of her body was burned in a house fire. She has had 80 surgeries so far in her short life, and many, many more to come as her body grows into adulthood. I hope you’ll take the time to listen to her story. She is truly an inspiration.
Published on Sept 5, 2013
The video mentions that Terri’s mother left soon after the accident. I was curious about that so I did a little research to see if I could find the mother. Julie Minter is her name.
Julie admitted in an interview that it was just too painful to look at the horrific injuries inflicted on 22-month-old Terri Calvesbert, who lost her nose, hands, hair and ears. She suffered from immense guilt. Why? Because the fire was caused by a cigarette she left if the baby’s room. She could not stand to look at what happened because of her own mistake.
Her way of coping with that guilt was to stop seeing her. So just months after the accident, she cut all contact with Terri for 10 years. Julie, now 32, said:
Julie had actually been separated from the father, Paul Calvesbert, for several months at the time of the accident. She was at his house taking care of baby Terri while Paul was at work.
Terri Calvesbert – An Amazing Child
Terri has since endured 40 skin-graft surgeries as the skin has to be replaced as she grows. When she stops growing, the 15 year old will have facial reconstruction surgery, including her nose.
She has forgiven Julie for causing the fire but has found it harder to forgive her for walking away. But they have kept in touch by phone since being reunited three years ago.
MY QUESTION FOR YOU TODAY: Terri is an impressive young lady, is she not? So strong! I’d love to hear your comments, but PLEASE don’t voice any hateful comments about Terri’s mother. We should not judge her decision.
I hope you have enjoyed, “Terri Calvesbert, Amazing 10 Year Old Girl, Story of Courage and Love“
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