Mum's Guilt At Causing 90 Per Cent Burns To Daughter's Face After Leaving A Cigarette In Her Baby's Bedroom

14/06/2012 11:46 | Updated 22 May 2015
Mum's guilt at causing 90 per cent burns to daughter's face after leaving a cigarette in her bedroomRex

Every time Julie Minter looks at her daughter she will always be reminded of a terrible tragedy – and that she is to blame.

For when Julie's daughter Terri Calvesbert was 22 months old, Julie accidentally left a burning cigarette in her room, causing a fire that left the little girl with 90 per cent burns.

Terri's nose, hair, hands and ears were so badly burned that firefighters mistook her for a black plastic doll.

For more than a decade, Julie has lived with the guilt, but for the first time she is now able to talk about the accident which changed both hers and her daughter's lives forever.

Julie and Terri, now 15, have opened their hearts in a TV documentary called Extraordinary People: The Girl With 90VIRTUAL-Gallery-143489%

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