Reporting Lynne Adkins
By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We turn our clocks back an hour next week, a time when we are urged to change the batteries in our smoke detectors to protect us.
Rosemary Washington of Cherry Hill was severely burned in a car accident in 1986, requiring more than 100 surgeries and bearing the scars ever since.
She says dealing with the stares and the pointing can be so difficult she started a support group called Healed With Scars.
“It helps because you know that you’re not alone. It helps because each person will say this is what I do and this is how I overcome when I go to the pool and I want to wear a bikini and someone wants to look at me or stare at me,” Washington explains.
The group meets once a month in Philadelphia and once in Camden. You can find out more at www.healedwithscars.com.