Sarah Bazey, Burn Survivor
The first two photos below are of Sarah in the first days and weeks after her accident where she suffered severe burns to 40% of her body. She endured 15 surgeries, 18 months of therapy and underwent countless additional medical procedures. Like the mythical bird the Phoenix who rises from the ashes stronger than ever, Sarah is pictured 17 years later walking across a beautiful stage on the evening she was crowned Mrs. Minnesota International 2012. Sarah is a living example of the power of positive attitude. She truly has triumphed over tragedy!