Burn Survivor Celebrates Pregnancy After Being Told She'd Never Be Able to Carry Children
Andrea Grant was told she'd never be able to carry children due to the scarring on her abdomen from a house gas explosion
When she was just 9 years old, Andrea Grant and her 11-year-old brother were victims of a gas explosion. The resulting house fire left both of them with third degree burns covering most of their bodies.
Grant flatlined during a surgery, but she survived. However, her confidence plummeted due to the scars covering her face and body.
To make matters even worse, Grant was told she’d never be able to carry a child, as the scars on her abdomen and chest would not be able to properly stretch during a pregnancy.
During a Skype appearance on the syndicated daytime series The Doctors, hosted by Dr. Travis Stork, Grant announced that she was 39 weeks pregnant with her second child thanks to multiple skin grafts and skin releases.
Although the skin is no longer as elastic due to the scarring, the 24-year-old Jacksonville, Florida native says she kept her skin moisturized by applying oils daily and sitting in the tub four times a day, as warm water helped with her pain.