Extraordinary People

2012 - The Girl With 90% Burns

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One of three exceptional young individuals to feature in a series of films marking the 10th year of Extraordinary People, this documentary follows the inspirational story of Terri Calvesbert and her incredible recovery from the house fire that left her with 90% burns and almost ended her life at just 22 months old.

Over the years, Terri and her father Paul have built a powerful bond which remains to this day. But as Terri grows up, both she and her father have to learn to adapt. We see Terri with her new boyfriend, as Paul nervously leaves them to their first unchaperoned date, and follow her on her solo trip to LA, where she meets other teenage burns survivors.

The programme also features the first ever TV interview with Terri's mother Julie, who accidentally started the fire. Julie talks about that terrible night, why when her daughter was a toddler she stopped seeing her, and how she feels now they are back in touch by text and phone.

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  • Jose J.

    4 months ago

    Jose J.

    Elaine T & Bella R, I couldn't have said it better than any one of you 2. She is G0D's gift to this world. Anyone having a bad day or feel like complaining, just look at this angel named Terri Calvesbert and see what the true meaning of life is, see what a bundle of love & joy really represents. You are an amazing person and if there is anyone or anything that'll restore hope for humanity and make a person, make myself be proud for living in this world and life, that is you Terri! A real true angel of innocence, respect, hope, love & last but not least a real representation & role model of what we all ought to be. Love you Terri and you should have a long, successful, prosperous, happy, healthy, enriched, joyful & successful emotionally, physically, monetarily and healthy life. Sincerely, A huge fan with lot's of respect, Jose From Canada!

  • Bella R

    9 months ago

    Bella R

    I don't understand why people say it is sad! I think this amazing human being can teach us all of the real importance of human existence, of how vacuous and ephemeral vanity is and how much we can achieve with limited means, be they physical, mental or material. Teri, you have made realize of how vane our lives are; you and your family are a true inspiration for everyone in this world.

  • Elaine T

    9 months ago

    Elaine T

    Terri you are a truly inspirational with maturity beyond your years. You are an asset to your dad and step-mum. Your friends obviously love you to bits. Without a doubt you have that magic formula for a happy and contented life. Thank you Terri - I loved your show. I really loved your hair- great cut and loved the colour. .... I think I have overdone the "loves" but it was the best descriptive word.

  • ruth mcgrath

    9 months ago

    ruth mcgrath

    Amazing terri! Bless her she has so much courage & beauty is skin deep, what a lovely young lady she has grown into :) credit to her dad & step mum too ! All the very best for your future happiness xxx

  • NeilAbrahams

    9 months ago

    NeilAbrahams

    Poor kid, its heart breaking

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  • Matt Black

    10 months ago

    Matt Black

    So sad, amazing little girl, wishing her a bright future!

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  • kiki

    1 year ago

    kiki

    Don't know why some people say they feel sorry for her, she is happy and too right. She has a great family, friends and lots to full-fill her life. She is a very smart young woman, more people need to think the way she does... that all i can say.

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  • Pookyz

    1 year ago

    Pookyz

    Inspiring. I better think of what she's been through and how she's still full of joy next time I stub my toe or graze my knee. :)

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  • brooke

    1 year ago

    brooke

    this is so sad but is good that she lived

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  • Charlotte

    almost 2 years ago

    Charlotte

    Being an 18 year old girl, this has really opened my eyes and made me evaluate what's important in life, and that's definitely not appearance. What an inspirational girl and story!

  • paulrc

    almost 2 years ago

    paulrc

    thank you for your kind words just to let you all know Terri hs got a trust fund that has been set up for her when she is 18 so she can get her own house with adaptions etc. The address for donations is To donate make cheques payable to the Terri Calvesbert Appeal Fund and send to Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.

  • amanda

    almost 2 years ago

    amanda

    This was amazing to watch. A family that is loving and caring for each other. The father I'm sure would say he had no option but to carry on for Terri and care for her as I'm sure many would not been able to carry on but he truly should be awarded for the great job he had done in bringing up such a wonderful young woman who I am sure will go on to inspire other people her whole life.

  • jamie

    almost 2 years ago

    jamie

    You are an absolute credit to your family terri . Your dad is a pure angel , he really is . Your step-mum is an absolute diamond to . I wish your whole family the very bst in life you all really dserve it , this touched me like you wouldn't belive xxx

  • banan

    almost 2 years ago

    banan

    I am speachless,Terri u r a real inspiration to me as well as your amazingly carring father and step-mum. Wishing u all the best

  • louise

    almost 2 years ago

    louise

    I was reluctant to watch this at first as I thought it would be too distressing but as always after watching these types of programs I felt uplifted, with all the emphasis in this world on superficial beauty many young people feel insecure about themselves but this young woman did'nt seem insecure at all, good on her! that's what makes her truly beautiful,

  • Leonie

    almost 2 years ago

    Leonie

    Terri, you are so amazing you had me in tears im only 12 but that program with you in it was so touching. Your a beautiful young women (and dont let anyone tell you different) Matthew your boyfriend seemed such a lovely person too! Your dad is very brave (your step-mam) too Your mam made a mistake and an easy one to make too. But it is your choice whether you want to see her. It would be nice to see a program if you re-united with your mam. Such a lovely family xox wish you the best for the future!!! Leonie xxxxxxx

  • Helen Horsman

    almost 2 years ago

    Helen Horsman

    What an amazing story. I had taped this episode started watching then stopped. A few days later my 14 year old daughter enquired whether I had watched it. I said no I think it will make me too sad. She said No mum you HAVE to watch it. She relayed the whole story to me about how wonderful your dad was as was your step mum. I was moved that my daughter was so moved by your story so duly watched. It was truly inspirational how you have risen above extreme adversity and won. When you got your new hair do you could see how much it meant to you. I feel there is so much more for you to do in life and you will go far. Wishing you an long and happy life

  • LeanneBabbeeezzz

    almost 2 years ago

    LeanneBabbeeezzz

    aawww the poor girl such ashame her mum shouldn't of left the cigarette in the bedroom in the first place but she is a miracle and a inspiration and a strong confident lady and i wish her all the best xx

  • jason

    almost 2 years ago

    jason

    burns doesnt make the person i have a mate in america who got burnt and i would love to date her if she was a tad closer. in regards to the mum this is not the full truth i have been in fires and near to them when the happened and i used to smoke a cigarette takes a while for a fire to start and there is pretty much no way you could miss the burning smell before its even got hold. just saying for the fire to get that out of control you would notice it so maybe she was asleep or something. hard for the mum and for the daughter

  • bridget

    almost 2 years ago

    bridget

    what an inspirational young women

  • robin w

    almost 2 years ago

    robin w

    I hope she has a very happy and long life. She is a angel sent to show the world, That life is precious and also that if they had a smoke alarm and didn't smoke, she would not of had to gone throught this. I certainly say you deserve everything and also the surgeons are gods.

  • Zita

    almost 2 years ago

    Zita

    she may not have the looks of a model but i still think she is the definition of beautiful! such a strong unique and confident girl! truly amazing :)

  • laura

    almost 2 years ago

    laura

    Oh bless, it proves that we are all the same, and you should never give up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dane

    almost 2 years ago

    dane

    you go girl, u r a strong independent young lady and you should be very proud!!!

  • allison

    almost 2 years ago

    allison

    love her and respect her alot because how she has lived her life so independantly and confidently

  • Jennie Scott

    almost 2 years ago

    Jennie Scott

    What a gorgeous girl, a living miracle in every way and so inspirational.

  • Sharon

    almost 2 years ago

    Sharon

    Amazing, what a geat girl, i wish her all the best xx

  • Sweetpea

    almost 2 years ago

    Sweetpea

    Wow what an incredible life story! I particularly loved the relationship that she has with her step mother. The women is a saint, I have never seen such a beautiful love between daughter and step mother. I really could see just how much they care for each other. Her father is also my hero. In a world where many men would just walk away, he has taken responsibility and seen that she grows into a beautiful women. A real lesson to be learnt in family values, love and acceptance and making sacrifices for your family. I really hope her mom one day finds the peace that will make her want to see her daughter without the self punishment and guilt. It really makes you question celebrity and the chase to look "beautiful". Your video should be shown at every unnecessary cosmetic procedure and to all teenagers who are not content with the way they have been made. You are my inspiration and hero. You are truly so beautiful.

  • Rachel

    almost 2 years ago

    Rachel

    Wow. Just...wow. To see how almost un phased she was when she was younger (Like when she was taking a bath with almost all of her skin removed and replaced with artificial skin) she was giggling and laughing like nothing had happened. Now she's completely independent and a very inspiring young woman.

  • Nicky

    almost 2 years ago

    Nicky

    It's so difficult to know where to start. Terri - you are so brave and have endured so much in your life and defeated all the odds. your dad is obviously a wonderful person, as is your step mum Nicky. You have such a positive attitude that you are an example to the rest of us who complain about the small things in life that really don't matter. You are beautiful inside and out and we can all learn something from what you have been through. You are an inspiration to everyone and your dad seems to be one in a million. We can all learn something from you.

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  • Jules

    almost 2 years ago

    Jules

    What an amazing family. The love and support between you all is the reason terri has done well, plus her sheer determination to live. You go do your thing and let the small minded people watch on with envy x

  • Natasha

    almost 2 years ago

    Natasha

    I Feel So Sorry For You Terri and i am very glad you have survived, Its not whats on the outside that counts its on the inside that matters. xxx

  • Eileen

    almost 2 years ago

    Eileen

    I have just watched this incredible young lady that has been through so much in her young years. I realize that she will have to endure many more operations in her lifetime but with the help from her loving family, I feel sure her attitude to life will keep her on a steady path. Terri, I congratulate you for being the person you are xx

  • kate

    almost 2 years ago

    kate

    you are amazing terri a real superstar and your dad what an amazing man you to are just perfect :) xx

  • Richard

    almost 2 years ago

    Richard

    This world would be a much better place, if everyone was just like Terri. Happiness comes from within, and our appearances do not define us, they should not even change what life we lead. "People look at me and stare, it's their problem not mine" <3333333333333333333333333333333333

  • lynn harrison

    almost 2 years ago

    lynn harrison

    I have never been moved so much before as watching this documentary about this truly courageous and inspirational person. Terri you are absolutely amazing and you dad and stepmum are pretty amazing also. I hope we see more of you and you family xxx

  • Richard

    almost 2 years ago

    Richard

    Terri, you are no different from anyone else. The fact that people bully people in this world is disgusting, you are a true inspiration to us all. You show us through your story, that a life is a life, everyone can live their life regardless of what is physically, mentally, or emotionally attached to them. You show us that it's no point giving up. Your strength is extremely admirable, and I love you for that. This video actually brought me to tears, but for a good reason, that you made me think about the way I view myself, the way others view me and ultimately that it is the personality, and love of yourself is what really matters. Everyone, You shouldn't feel sorry for Terri, because that is making her feel that people see her different, I am just so happy that she finds it upon herself to love herself, as many people in the world still fail to be able to do and there's nothing physically, mentally or emotionally different about them. Terri, you are actually capable of more things than the average person! Terri's mother shouldn't feel guilty about what she has done. We all make mistakes. It's just how we go about after them that really matters. I hope that you manage to still keep contact if you are in contact, or start getting to know eachother on a more family like basis. Her mother is not weak, she just feels that it is her guilt staring her back in the face. Completely understand this. This video has not made me feel bad about your experience, it actually makes me feel that I should value my life more, I see negativeness in it everyday, and sometimes think that everyone is out to get me. Terri if you are reading this, you have made me feel happier about myself, and I personally thank you for that. Hope all goes well for you in the future, and you enjoy a happy marriage when you're ready for it, haha. PS I love your new hair Terri!!! It's very sexy. :) xxx

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  • Leigh D

    almost 2 years ago

    Leigh D

    I remember seeing them on This morning years ago, as another single dad caring for a young daughter on my own, it put my own situation into perspective. A truly inspirational determined girl, and a devoted loving father who is a true role model, their story and the films really have touched me.

  • Ellie

    almost 2 years ago

    Ellie

    terri i hope you read this i think u r such an amazing girl and it dose not matter what u look like it just matters what your personality is like and who u reallt r inside i really do think everyone should be grateful for themselves and what they look like everyone is diffrent and unique and i really suppory u you have got such a lovely boyfriend and family

  • danny

    almost 2 years ago

    danny

    fair do's

  • kirsty

    almost 2 years ago

    kirsty

    I dont think terri would want to hear people saying they feel sorry for her, when she does'nt feel sorry for her self why should she she is a lovley girl with a wonderful personality,freinds a boyfreind and from what i saw a happy and fulfilled life, she sees herself as normal so look at terri and the person she is not at the scars.

  • danny

    almost 2 years ago

    danny

    what an amazing brave girl, and what a lovely family.

  • Louise K

    almost 2 years ago

    Louise K

    Terri you are so amazing, such a strong spirit and character. Others could learn so much from you and your wonderful family you have supporting you. A true inspiration... you really touched my heart and I wish you all the best.xxx

  • mel

    almost 2 years ago

    mel

    Terri I hope that you see this. You are the most amazing person that I have ever seen and I have been really touched by your story. I think that you are beautiful and am totally in awe of you. I am a Mum of two small children and I sobbed my heart out watching your story. I can't stand people smoking around children, it is the most selfish act, and this has taken my opinion to a whole new level! I think that there should be a new law to stop people smoking in the homes of children. Your Dad and step-mum are an inspiration as well. Your needs always come before theirs and that's just how it should be, it was beautiful to see such unconditional love. Wishing you every success Terri x

  • june greechan

    almost 2 years ago

    june greechan

    terri you have inspired me,I never felt sorry for you ,witch i thought i would,because the way you have came across. Your living your life to the full,and nothing is in your way. and your dad and stepmum are great just like you.all the best .and i hope i get a update.last thing is your wig its great and you were so happy.All those out there,thats so vain,gets on my nerves,im no picture.And you are so up beat about everything.luv and all the best june.

  • Dawn

    almost 2 years ago

    Dawn

    what a beautiful girl such an inspiration to other. Lovely caring dad and step mum amazing all of them

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  • Rose280

    almost 2 years ago

    Rose280

    Omggg bless her soul! xxxx

  • muna

    almost 2 years ago

    muna

    thats very sad

  • Elisha

    almost 2 years ago

    Elisha

    WOW. she is apsaloutly BEAUTIFUL words cant even describe how amazing she is and i love her personality..................'a mother with feelings'....shes forgiven her mum and if she wants to see her she can...if that was you, you wouldn't not want to see your daughter...they both have there reasons.. Terri's happy so let it be.....wish you the best!!!

  • faiza

    almost 2 years ago

    faiza

    that video is so sad i hav never watched this before

  • sue conway

    almost 2 years ago

    sue conway

    I am a stylist and i thought Terri looked beautiful with her new hair style. i have always told my daughter you have to be beautiful inside and it will always shine through

  • sue conway

    almost 2 years ago

    sue conway

    I am a stylist and i thought Terri looked beautifull with her new hair style. i have always told my daughter you have to be beautifull inside and it will always shine through

  • karenF

    almost 2 years ago

    karenF

    "A mother with feelings" you are not. We all feel guilty when things go wrong whether our fault or not with our children. This was overwhelming for Terri's Mum so I can understand her leaving. What she doesn't need is someone like you making comments like that. She has obviously never got over it and needs to talk to someone about her guilt. Terri is incredible and it is thanks to her father, and later her step mum, she has turned out so great. Hope Terri truly continues to grow and that her Mum will do the same and put it behind her. Great documentary!

  • karenF

    almost 2 years ago

    karenF

    "A mother with feelings" you are not. We all feel guilty when things go wrong whether our fault or not. This was overwhelming for Terri's Mum so I can understand her leaving. What she doesn't need is someone like you making comments like that. She has obviously never got over it and needs to talk to someone about her guilt. Terri is incredible and it is thanks to her father, and later her step mum, she has turned out so great. Hope Terri truly continues to grow and that her Mum will do the same and put it behind her. Great documentary!

  • Lisa

    almost 2 years ago

    Lisa

    ..... also meant to say what an amazing father and step mum you have Terri - he is an angel here on earth. Wonderful, strong, amazing, loving, inspirational man. I wish him and your lovely step mum all the love in the world. xxxxxxx

  • Lisa

    almost 2 years ago

    Lisa

    I was so pleased to see this update on Terri's life. I watched the first film, when she was a toddler - the film made me both weep, smile and laugh. She was a beautiful, amazing, sweet little girl - an inspiration even at that tender age. This first film really affected me, I thought about her often and couldn't help but fear for her future. I am absolutely delighted that she has proved my fears so very wrong. Terri, you are a true inspiration and an amazing role model for every single one of us. If only your wisdom, stength, determination and spirit could be bottled. You really are a beautiful soul and this beauty shines on the outside too. Even though I don't know you, I am truly and utterly proud of you. I wish you, your family, your friends and your wonderful boyfriend a life time filled with joy and happiness. Keep on smiling Terri, because the whole world smiles with you. Thank you for sharing more of your story. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • sammie

    almost 2 years ago

    sammie

    my mates are in the backround on here :P

  • MaryWilliams1

    almost 2 years ago

    MaryWilliams1

    what an amazing little girl, so brave. Makes us all think when we moan at little thing. This little girls has more operation to go on her face, I hope it all turns out well for her she is so very brave, put us all to shame

  • Lisa Bloodworth

    almost 2 years ago

    Lisa Bloodworth

    I watched the first documentary about Teri and her family some years ago, she was a beautiful, captivating toddler and I have thought of her often through the years, more so after having had a daughter of my own. Having watched the update (thank you Channel 5 and thank you to Teri for this wonderful film) I am filled with joy and admiration that this beautiful, amazing, strong young lady has found happiness through extraordinary circumstances. Living in a world where the 'perfect image' is shoved in our faces all the time, Teri's story is a huge reality check for everyone. You are turly amazing Teri, as are your friends and family and lovely boyfriend. I wish you happiness to the moon and back Teri. Much love xxxxxxx

  • sam

    almost 2 years ago

    sam

    wow well done to get through all of that and she is soo pretty and loverlyy good luckk in lifee take care xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • stephen

    almost 2 years ago

    stephen

    Such a beautiful young girl and extremely brave to and to hav a father and step mum who care for her as much as they do inspirational

  • stephen

    almost 2 years ago

    stephen

    Such a beautiful young girl and extremely brave to and to hav a father and step mum who care for her as much as they do inspirational

  • alan porteous

    almost 2 years ago

    alan porteous

    My god you think you have problems, what an inspiration

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  • Tony

    almost 2 years ago

    Tony

    What an inspirational young lady she is. She has that most wonderful of all beauties; That which shines from within. What a wonderful story, as told in this superb Channel5 Documentary.Her Dad and Step-Mum, and her extended family of Nanas and Grandads, her boyfriend,her schoolmates, and thge wonderful people looking after her , are deserving of the highest praise. I must admit (a 77 year old male), to have shed a tear for poor old Dad, as Terri tried to make him take a step back in her life. All in all, it is the TV Documentary of this, and many other years.

  • Zoe

    almost 2 years ago

    Zoe

    Brave and beautiful xxx

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  • Tracy

    almost 2 years ago

    Tracy

    wow such a brave and lovely girl

  • Kaysie

    almost 2 years ago

    Kaysie

    Inspirational - understatement! What an amazing young lady, fantastic father and great step mum. I have a brain damaged daughter whose father could not cope with her "disability" so brought her up by myself. They are an amazing family. However, accident or not I cannot understand why the mother left Dad and daughter to their own devices, she must be very weak willed. She should have faced up to the whole situation and been there for her little girl - her own flesh and blood.

  • SHIRLEY

    almost 2 years ago

    SHIRLEY

    what a brave girl happy and knows her own mind

  • Mrs amanda aitcheson

    almost 2 years ago

    Mrs amanda aitcheson

    Absolutely beautifully inside and out and an absolute credit to her dad and nickey. Wish you all the happiness in the world xxxx amanda Aitcheson. Rotherham x

  • Emily

    almost 2 years ago

    Emily

    Terrie - you're an amazing inspiration, I admire your strength, dignity and zest for life. I don't normally give feedback on tv programmes, but you truly took my breath away. You're a gorgeous person - inside and out. Your Dad is also fantastic, and with a loving stepmother too. Best wishes for you and your family's future xx :)

  • Marie

    almost 2 years ago

    Marie

    I never post on things like this but Terri is so amazing!! To watch such strength of character develop in such a young child to fight for life and then still fight on for quality of life is inspirational! Terri has such emotional maturity and for her to not hold a grudge against her mother just sums it all up!! Terri could so easily let negative thoughts eat her up.... But she is just too strong and positive!! I think most people could learn so much from her. I think she can only go on to do amazing things in life as you can't bottle determination and such spirit!! She could have a career in motivational speaking alone!!! Thanks Terri for letting us get a glimpse of how we could all be a bit better by staying positive, having fun, forgiving others, being less self obsessed etc

  • Chelsie

    almost 2 years ago

    Chelsie

    At 23:25 watch until 23:32 i'm the blonde girl beside terri! :D such a lovely girl i'm honoured too know her :')

  • Sarah

    almost 2 years ago

    Sarah

    I am so inspired by Terri. I was burnt as a six month old baby, and had skin grafts until I was four years old. I was lucky in that most of my grafts and scars are hidden and below the waist. But I still suffer flashbacks, fifty years on. I wanted to hug Terri, I want to cheer her on. I think she is beautiful and delightful. Terri, you are an inspiration.

  • Coombs

    almost 2 years ago

    Coombs

    I wonder if the mother felt so bad she thought shed hold her daughter back by being a constant reminder that she was responsible and that to walk away wasn't the easiest thing to do but actually the hardest. I can't imagine what it must feel like to hurt your own child, but I'm sure if I'd been raped, or stabbed or hurt by someone having them in my life 24/7 wouldnt be the easiest journey...maybe leaving was a sacrifice for the sake of her daughters well being and not just for her own selfish reasons. Its easy to speculate when you don't know all the facts...I'm not condoning what the mother did, but people make mistakes, most rectifiable in some way; also if she hadn't have walked away this beautiful young woman wouldn't be the strong resilient a inspirational person she is today, because she would have taken a different path completely...the step mother is absolutely amazing and so is the father! Well done to an amazingly inspiring family x

  • Kate

    almost 2 years ago

    Kate

    To the makers of this wonderful programme. I am Terri's Auntie and I would like to say a huge thank you for the way you have put this programme together, it showed Terri for the positive, wonderful individual she is.

  • Phil

    almost 2 years ago

    Phil

    Terri, you are an amazing and beautiful person and your zest for life is infectious. Your dad and step mum are very special people too and the three of you make a wonderful family unit. I hope the future brings you everything you aim for and deserve.

  • Lizzi

    almost 2 years ago

    Lizzi

    what a fantasic girl or young woman should i say and a credit to her father & his partner, any parent would be proud.

  • Kboo

    almost 2 years ago

    Kboo

    If only everyone in the world had the same wonderful, refreshing attitude as Terri, she is more than an inspiration. Her so called Mother does not deserve the time of day, how selfish of her to abandon her child because of her own needs, she does not deserve to have a child, and Terri is better off without weakness such as that in her life. What on earth was she doing smoking in the house anyway? let alone Terri's room! that is unimaginable behaviour! Without such neglect this would never have happened, I felt an immense amount of hatred toward Julie. Her Dad is amazing, the support, love and care he has for his child is a lesson a lot of people could learn from, and his Wife who also needs commending for her continued and consistent love and support. Best wishes to The three of them and I hope when Terri turns 18 the facial surgery is successful, with the results Terri wants and needs. You are fantastic Terri xxx

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  • Tracey

    almost 2 years ago

    Tracey

    Amazing strength and courage. What an inspiration to everyone. Such a lucky girl to have such a supportive and loving Dad and Mum (not her maternal one). Terri has amazing strength of character to forgive her maternal mother for the fire, such a shame her maternal mother abandoned her when she needed her love and support the most, surely that would have been the best way to try and make amense. Keep doing what you are doing Terri, you are a great role model for people from all walks of life xxx

  • Rhea

    almost 2 years ago

    Rhea

    Amazing young lady terri, you inspire me so much, what an amazing dad you have also. Best wishes for the future xx

  • Louise

    almost 2 years ago

    Louise

    Teri, you are such a beautiful person.. God bless you.. Your dad and step mother are wonderful.. X

  • Scott

    almost 2 years ago

    Scott

    I am so moved by Terri's courage, and that of her father, I feel compelled to comment. Terri and her father (and now her stepmother) are an example to us all. You are all truly exceptional and inspirational people. God bless you all.

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  • gemma

    almost 2 years ago

    gemma

    I cant stop crying,Terri is such an inspiration. What a beautiful person on the inside and out. I remember when this happened and often thought through my life how she's doing, well hasnt she grown into a lovely young lady. So brave. What a lovely dad and step mother, wonderful parents!!! god bless

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  • Louise

    almost 2 years ago

    Louise

    I have never felt compelled to write about a program before but I cannot believe what I am seeing that the mother who 'accidentally' caused those horrific injuries to her own daughter just decided to abandon her due to her guilt. This was the time her daughter needed her most. She does not deserve the title of mother......how selfish.... What an amazing dad and step mother she has. Terri is a fantastic person and I totally admire her......go girl.....

  • R x

    almost 2 years ago

    R x

    You shouldnt feel sorry for anyone. Most of all you should be inspired because shes not a victim, shes a survivor and better yet a fighter. Shes a force not to be reckoned with, if everyone had an outlook on life like terri, people would appreciate every little thing they have and learn to live life to the fullest. There is allways a beginning and an end to a story, but its the journey thats most important. This girls journey is one that will be admired and adored by others, especially me. What an incredible friend, i am truly honoured to have a special girl like terri in my life. You Go Girl ! x

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  • ben

    almost 2 years ago

    ben

    oh yer same as me :(

  • Reb

    almost 2 years ago

    Reb

    There is a part of me that doesn't want to watch this as I know I will cry my eyes out but a big part of me wants to watch it out of respect for terri .

  • matt keenan

    almost 2 years ago

    matt keenan

    An absolute inspiration to us all and a brave girl :-)

  • Paul

    almost 2 years ago

    Paul

    This girl is an inspiration, she is really strong after the accident. Life is short at the end of the day. It's really good this young girl does not stop anything get in her way after the traumatic ordeal she suffered. It is pointless about dwelling on the past on how the accident could have been avoided and live it. She is a very courageous and self-motivated young girl, and the mother should not blame herself. After all it was an accident. All the best, and take care-x-

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  • becky

    almost 2 years ago

    becky

    awwwwww! i feel soooooooooo sorry for the poor girl! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Dhaya

    almost 2 years ago

    Dhaya

    That is to sad

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