Beautiful Scars (Paperback)
Kicam Projects, 9780997081534, 306pp.
Publication Date: May 17, 2016
The 2016 Benjamin Franklin Award winner for Best Inspirational Book
A moment can change everything.
Kilee Brookbank was a typical sixteen-year-old, thinking about school, soccer, her friends, and her boyfriend.
But her last ordinary day erupted in an explosion that consumed her house, burning 45 percent of her body and sending her to the very brink of death.
After thirty-eight days of surgeries, skin grafts, perpetual physical therapy, and excruciating pain, she had to discover how to live again.
When Kilee returned home, she had to find a new "normal," relearning how to tie her shoes, put on her makeup, and even turn a doorknob. In each moment of her long journey back to everyday life, she had to make choices that would define who she was and who she would become.
With unwavering support from her mom, Lori, and the rest of her family, Kilee faced her journey with determination, strength, and a positive attitude that inspired not only her community, but people around the world.
Told together by Kilee and Lori, Beautiful Scars is a story of recovery, healing, and hope, reminding us all that we're never powerless, never alone, and that each challenge we face helps make us the people we are meant to be.
It's what you do with each moment that defines you.