Amanda Scarpinati doesn’t remember being burned as an infant, but she’s always had the scars to remind her.
“Growing up as a child, disfigured by the burns, I was bullied and picked on, tormented,” she told the Associated Press.
At only three months old, Scarpinati rolled off the couch onto a boiling steam vaporizer. The medicated ointment she was wearing at the time helped cause the severe burns that covered much of the child’s body.
While she didn’t have any memory of her time at Albany Medical Centre, where she was treated for her injuries in 1977, she said she always felt a connection to one nurse in particular.
In fact, one nurse was photographed swaddling and cradling the three month old Scarpinati, a tiny figure with gauze covering most of her head.
“I’d look at those pictures and talk to her, even though I didn’t know who she was. I took comfort looking at this woman who seemed so sincere, caring for me,” Scarpinati said.
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