Courtney Waldron was a very pretty gal in Georgia. Then, last September, the 27-year-old mother was burned terribly when someone threw gasoline on a campfire.
She suffered 3rd-degree burns to her face and over 40 percent of her body. Two weeks after she awoke from a medically induced coma, her husband walked out on her and her daughter, saying he just couldn’t handle it.
Soon after, Courtney and her daughter were on the streets, homeless. She could not work because of her injuries. She had to relearn to walk. She’s trying hard to rebuild her life, and her 6-year-old daughter has been with her every step of the way.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for her to help pay the enormous medical bills, and she will need at least 12 more surgeries over the next few years. Friends and family are working together to build her a new house, and Courtney and her daughter are almost totally dependent on donations. She’s determined, and she’s not giving up.
Remember at the beginning of this story I said that Courtney WAS a very pretty gal? Well, let me correct something with that right now. Courtney IS a very pretty gal. She’s actually a beautiful gal. Because, ya know, it doesn’t matter what color your skin is, it doesn’t matter if you’ve lost a limb or been disfigured in some unfortunate accident. What matters is that you have heart and compassion for others, regardless of your own personal circumstances. And that you live determined to get through the hardest of times with all of your hope and all of your faith. And, there’s no doubt… you Are a beautiful person.