Australia — Severe burns victim Turia Pitt says she will probably have to endure operations for the rest of her life but is determined to do whatever it takes to help her recovery.
The 25-year-old mining engineer from Ulladulla on the New South Wales south coast, received burns to 80 per cent of her body when she was trapped by a bushfire during an ultra-marathon race in the Kimberley in 2011.
Ms Pitt has just returned from six weeks treatment at a specialist burns unit in France and has reached the point where she can climb stairs, run and swim half a kilometre in the pool.
She says there are many more goals for her to achieve.
“I’m studying my masters in engineering, I’m working towards an MBA, and I’m also writing a book,” she said.
“I’ve got plenty of goals for the future, such as one day having a family with Michael.
“For now though I’m focusing on my upcoming operations as well as a 20k Lake Argyle swim, which will take part this time next year.”