In September 2011, Turia Pitt, a beautiful 25-year-old mining engineer working her dream job in the far north of Western Australia, entered an ultra-marathon race that would change her life forever. Trapped by a fire in a gorge in the remote Kimberly region, Turia and five other competitors had nowhere to run. Turia survived with catastrophic burns to 70 per cent of her body. She has already had numerous operations and there are many more to come.
Even though she is facing a future with many challenges, Turia is optimistic. She is driving again and studying for her master's degree. She is walking in marathons and would one day like to run again. Above all, she wants her story to make a difference; she has a mission is to make skin donation a more prominent organ in the repertoire of donated organs. It is a miracle Turia lived when she was expected to die. But Turia was not ready to die — she had too much to live for.