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Burns patient publishes inspiring memoir

03 March 2011

A patient whose life was saved by the expertise of staff in the Burns Service at Chelsea and Westminster following a horrific acid attack, has published a book about her experiences.

katie-book.jpgA patient whose life was saved by the expertise of staff in the Burns Service at Chelsea and Westminster following a horrific acid attack, has published a book about her experiences.

Katie Piper, a model and aspiring TV presenter, has always been quick to pay tribute to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital staff who saved her life, rebuilt her face and continue to provide ongoing care in a number of different specialties.

Katie, who suffered severe burns in the attack on 31 March 2008, discarded her anonymity to tell her amazing story of personal courage in a Channel 4 documentary Katie: My Beautiful Face which was first broadcast in October 2009 and has now been screened in 15 different countries and nominated for a BAFTA.

Her new book Beautiful is a harrowing but ultimately inspiring story of Katie’s courage in fighting to rebuild her life.

She is currently filming a four-part Channel 4 documentary Katie: My Beautiful Friends and runs her own charity, The Katie Piper Foundation, to raise awareness of the plight of burns victims and others.