Burns survivor Dana Vulin has opened up about her amazing road to recovery.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the 20-year-old she is making the most of her life, despite being attacked and set on fire in her Perth home in 2012.
'I chose to live so I'm not going to decide to live and have a crappy life. I want to make the most of my life. I've not fought so hard for nothing,' Dana said.
Dana was left with third degree burns to two-thirds of her body. But after four-years of recovery and countless surgeries, she says she worked day and night for her new appearance.
‘I’ve gone above and beyond,' she said. 'You've got to do the work yourself.'
'I've empowered myself,' she went on. 'I went and read and learned everything I could about burns and the skin's system and layers. I've tried everything.'
While Dana knows she will a always have scars, she finds comfort knowing she has tried everything.
'It helps me be more content - it helps me accept things more.'
Describing herself as a 'modern day Frankenstein’, she said: 'They've [doctors have] taken my right leg partially five entire times, and my left leg four and that's on my torso and arms. My groin is my armpits, my hips are my neck and my face is my skull. That is cool, hey?'
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