*WARNING: This article contains graphic photos that might be unsuitable for some users. It’s probably not safe for work, either.*
Dana Vulin, a woman who suffered third-degree burns on much of her body and face, has made an incredible recovery.
According to reports, she was turned into a “human fireball” during an attack by a jealous wife. Vulin was attacked by Natalie Dimitrovska, who erroneously thought she was having an affair with her husband.
Vulin underwent a large number of operations to fix the severe damage done to the skin on her face, arms, and body since the incident went down in Perth, Australia, three years ago.
She wore a compression mask for two years and eight months to aid in the healing process, according to the Mirror.
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“Essentially, I’ve been faceless and it makes you feel like a nothing and a no one. I’m beige (with the mask) and don’t have any expression on my face,” she told News Ltd.
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“Don’t get me wrong. I respect the [expletive] out of this mask and appreciate it, but also hate its guts.”
In the incident, she was woken up by a woman, who said, “Hello, Dana.” It was Natalie Dimitrovska, the estranged wife of a man Vulin met at a New Year’s Eve party.
Natalie throw a bottle of methylated spirits over Dana while she was holding a lamp.
“I was pretty much instantly on fire,” Vulin said in court. “I was a human fireball.”
“To be able to explain to anyone, I mean, really explain how painful it was being set on fire, is truly impossible,” Dana said.
“There are no words.”
*WARNING–Here’s the chronological transformation of her face. It’s quite graphic.*
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According to Perth Now, Dimitrovska was sentenced to 17 years behind bars for the February 2012 assault.
In another shocking twist last October, a doctor told her that there were abnormal cells found in her cervix.
She told News Ltd: “As soon as I looked into (the doctor’s) eyes I said to him ‘It’s bad isn’t it?’ and he said ‘Yeah I’m sorry, you have cancer’.
“I just couldn’t believe that, dealing with so much at once, there were times where I thought how much can one person deal with?”
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However, she had surgery to remove the cancerous cells and was declared cancer-free.
She said her family and friends have provided a huge deal of support to her.
“To say that all your support has made me want to now fight ever harder, longer and stronger, would be an understatement,” she said, per News Ltd. “With every bit of support comes that extra bit of motivation and determination.”