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IN People ON 29 Nov, 2015
Harley Dabbs, 21 now, was left with 85% of her body burned after a fire that had caught her house when she was just two-year-old. Her doctors had then claimed that she held only 2% chances of survival. But, fighting the odds, she lives now as an inspiration.
Dabbs grew up in Eden, North Carolina, and was bullied by her fellow mates for her scarred skin, which led to the
"At the time I didn't feel okay with myself, going to school or just out in public was very hard for me... I couldn't handle the stares and comments people would make", revealed Harley in an interview. She also said she had to fight suicidal thoughts and depression.
"God allowed me to live and I believe He allowed this - I'm supposed to help others, burned or not, realise they're beautiful regardless of what society portrays. I hope to become a nurse and motivational speaker to help others."
Now, she gathers her inspiration from a phoenix tattooed on her body, that she got recently, and is hopeful of touching lives and helping people. You are truly an inspiration, Dabbs!