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In 2010, Alexandra Worthington, 18, was a playing game of ‘igniting alcohol’ with her 14 and 16-year-old relatives when an explosion occurred and she was engulfed in a “hot, orange light”. Her face and eyelids “melted off” and her hair was burnt.

She had over 20 surgeries including skin grafts and the skin- and some flesh- was sourced from dead bodies. After the explosion, she went into a coma at the hospital and woke up days later with a tube down her throat.

The doctors gave her weeks to naturally recover before they brought her out of the coma and explain what had happened to her body.

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Mirror UK reports that she has undergone more than 20 operations including skin grafts on her elbows, legs, thighs, back, arms and stomach- all replaced using skin and flesh from her legs of from dead bodies.

“I have no idea who the donor is because I just woke up and it as on me. At first it was weird because I had different skin tones but my body did not reject it and I stopped thinking about it unless someone asked,” said Worthington who is now a burns counsellor.

She admitted to gotten depressed and entertaining suicide thoughts because her neighbors would point at her and laugh as well as personally feeling like a monster.

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“I’m in a good place now. I still feel self conscious but I think of my scars as interesting than hideous. I use my experience to counsell other burns survivors because I was a stupid kid being bad when I got burned,” added Worthington.

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