& # 39; To be able to keep our child, it is beautiful & # 39 ;: Inspiring burn-survivor Turia Pitt opens motherhood and reveals the most important lesson she has learned on her way to recovery
- Turia Pitt & # 39; s life changed forever when she participated in the ultra-marathon in 2011
- She got burns to 65 percent of her body and she was not expected to live
- Partner Michael Hoskin has given up the police career to look after Turia during recovery
- Imagine himself opening up about parenting, love and lessons learned on ABC's 730
Inspiring burns survivor and motivational speaker Turia Pitt has opened up on parenthood, love and the life lessons she has learned by defying the opportunities.
Mrs. Pitt, then 24, had become an ex-model fitness fanatic and successful mining engineer when a near-death experience changed her life forever in 2011.
She participated in a 100-kilometer marathon in the Kimberley region of Western Australia when she nearly died in furious forest fires.
Doctors believed she would not survive after being burned to 65 percent of her body and in a coma for a month.
Turia Pitt was a former model who became a mining engineer when her life was turned upside down
She was only 18 months with friend Michael Hoskin, who gave up his career as a police officer to care for Turia on her long road to recovery.
She spent six months in the hospital, underwent more than 200 operations, and spent two years recovering.
& # 39; He was there every morning without errors in the hospital. He would stay with me all day until seven o'clock & # 39; and he would do that the next day and the next day and the next day and the day after, & # 39; Pitt recalled on ABC & 739 hours.
& # 39; He was reliable, consistent, committed, he was real, he was solid, he didn't know me, he had a great sense of humor, he made me laugh. He could see if I felt sad or sad.
Burns survivor Turia Pitt (pictured with fiancée Michael Hoskin) opened up about parenthood, love and the life lessons she has learned through overcoming setbacks
& # 39; So in a way I think I didn't go through my accident, maybe I never saw those qualities in Michael. & # 39;
Her fiancé added: & I realized how strong she was as a person who was clear that she was going through her every day physically, which was very sickening and sad to see someone you love going through it. When she got better, she saw that she wanted to learn everything and everything about life was beautiful. & # 39;
Mrs. Pitt said she always knew she wanted to have a family with Michael and believes they are good parents for son Hakavai, who is now 18 months old.
& # 39; I feel that I like to experience the simple things in the world that are there, you know, because at a certain point I didn't think we could experience them as a couple & # 39 ;, said Mr. Hoskin.
The couple got engaged in 2015 and are proud parents of the 18-month-old son Hakavai
Turia Pitt (pictured with her partner Michael) had to wear a compression mask during the recovery
& # 39; In order to travel, to go to the beach, to hold our child, those things are beautiful and I never forget that there were times in our lives that I thought that would not happen. & # 39;
Mrs. Pitt told the program that they are other people because of the challenges they face.
& # 39; I learned that the most important thing in our world is our relationships with each other & she said.
& # 39; We do our utmost not to get caught up in the little things and we do our utmost to be thankful for this great opportunity that is the life we get every day. & # 39;
& # 39; We're pretty good at being parents & # 39 ;, Turia Pitt told ABC & # 39; s 730 program
Her fiance added: & When I see people who have been through a trauma and the other end have become happy, I feel great because we have experienced that and I know how to feel in life. & # 39;
Mrs. Pitt recently launched a book aimed at teenagers, called Good Selfie.
She said the self-help guide follows the success of an e-book in which she answered a series of questions from children and teenagers about problems from bullying to body image.
She said the book also gave her a platform to talk about everyday concerns – such as how to deal with loneliness.
The couple (shown in 2011) had only been together for 18 months when their lives changed
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