Local Group Aims To Help Burn Victims Deal With Scars

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(Photo by Ed Fischer) Lynne Adkins
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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.

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