Kilee Brookbank was a typical sixteen-year-old, but her last ordinary day erupted in an explosion that consumed her house, burning forty-five percent of her body and sending her to the brink of death.
After thirty-eight days of surgeries, skin grafts, physical therapy, and excruciating pain, Kilee had to discover how to live again.
She faced her journey with determination, strength, and a positive attitude that inspired not only her community, but people around the world.
Now a thriving college student, Kilee has become an author, advocate, and philanthropist focused on helping other young burn survivors and their families. Her charity, the Kilee Gives Back Foundation, has raised more than $100,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Cincinnati, in just two years, and Kilee has partnered with Shriners Hospitals to promote its national Be Burn Aware campaign.
Told together by Kilee and her mom, Lori, Beautiful Scars: A Life Redefined is a story of recovery, healing, and hope, reminding us all that we are never powerless, never alone, and that each challenge we face helps make us the people we are meant to be.