John Quinn,with 95 percent burns covering his body once felt like a “monster” but is now chasing his modelling dreams.
When he was 4 years old, Johnny Quinn, nearly died in a fire at his house however was saved when his older sister Leah pulled him out of the fire . Johnny, was struggling to accept his scars for a long time, including experiencing anorexia as a young teen.
He said: “Why did I even survive? Why didn’t I just die in the fire? I questioned that all the time.
“I didn’t understand, until I was older when all of my trouble started when I was 10 and 11.
“I was becoming a teenager and appearance started to matter to me. I started to realize that I really don’t look normal. I really started to hate what I looked like” In an interview with Barcoft TV…
But he is now embracing his scars.
The teenager from Millington, Tennessee, who has undergone 80 reconstructive surgeries, is now pursuing his dreams of modelling so that he can inspire others to accept their unique scars.
PHOTOGRAPH BY Adam Gray / Barcroft Images
Johnny, who now attends college, realized that he had to learn to embrace himself before his lack of confidence destroyed him.
He said ”When you’re a burn survivor, you’re just surviving but I like to call myself a ‘burn thriver’ now because I’m actually thriving with my burns.”
He want’s to change the people’s minds, that they can be comfortable in their own skin no matter how they look…
We respect on his views, we wish him success & happiness in his life.
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