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Mum Of One, Sacha Pugsley, Told She’ll Never Grow Breasts After Suffering Burns Shares Her Story And Pictures

Mum Of One, Sacha Pugsley, Told She’ll Never Grow Breasts After Suffering Burns Shares Her Story And Pictures

Sacha Pugsley, from Cardiff, was just nine years old when she suffered severe burns to her chest. The 28-year-old mother of one has undergone surgery  more than 60 times to rebuild her body since the scary accident.

Sacha was told she’d never grow breasts because of her burned chest after she got caught in a petrol explosion at a field she was playing in as a young girl.

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The accident damaged the 28-year-old mum-of-one’s breast tissue and skin, and now she’s bravely been photographed topless for the first time.

Sacha who is mum to Lucien-Cruz, five, said:

“At the age of 16, I was told I wouldn’t grow any boobs like all the other girls around me, because I was burnt so badly on my chest. 

It was difficult growing up as I felt so isolated and self conscious of the burns I’d suffered as a child.

There was a field near where I lived and I was going out to play – I was literally in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

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Sacha admits, she has been through so much trauma, including three lots of liposuction from her back to create the appearance of breasts, but learned to love her own body from the age of 23 when she became a mum.

Sacha who volunteers at a local homeless centre, hasn’t had any surgery since she was 20, and says she has finally learnt to love her scars.

Sacha said:

“At around the age of 23 I finally started to feel more confident – I’ve always tried to help other people with my story and my scars, but never properly shown them until now.

My scars are evidence of my struggle and I wear them with pride, rather than being ashamed.

“I’d been through so much trauma that I decided to put an end to surgery.”

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“When I had my little boy, Lucien-Cruz, who’s five now, my perceptions of life totally changed.

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Having a baby changed my life for the better and I moved to a nicer area to give my child a different perspective on life.

He’s such a happy little character and has a heart of gold – I really want to make a good example to him.

I shared my photos on my Instagram page and the response has been amazing – I’ve had so many nice, supportive comments.”

Sacha is baring all as part of the Behind The Scars project, led by photographer Sophie Mayane, who’s been working on it since April 2017.

Sophie said:

“The campaign was created to celebrate scars of all shapes and sizes and the incredible stories behind them.

“I’ve photographed more than 300 scar portraits and stories in the hope of encouraging many men, women and children all over the world to embrace the skin they’re in.”


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