Turia Pitt, 27, was a former model who loved the outdoors. Sadly, while participating in a marathon in her native Australia, she was trapped in a bush fire back in 2011. She suffered burns on two-thirds of her body and nearly died from her injuries.
Pitt ended up in intensive care and underwent a long and painful recovery. She even had to wear a protective mask for two years. While she has now healed from the burns, she will never look the same. Regardless of the after-affects of the tragedy, her husband, Michael Hoskin, has remained by her side.
When the tragedy happened, the pair wasn’t married yet. Michael decided to quit his job to take care of Pitt as she lay in critical condition. According to a report by the Daily Mail, Hoskin bought an engagement ring as she was fighting for her life in the ICU.
However, he waited four years before finally proposing to her in 2015. At that time, Pitt had undergone 200 operations and she was finally as well as she could be. Most of her body was covered in scar tissue from her burns, but the young woman was back on her feet and moving on with her life.
Hoskin and Pitt were married in 2016. Pitt shared her happiness about the fact that her husband stayed with her throughout her entire ordeal. “Going to sleep next to my partner I never thought anything of before. Now I think how lucky am I get to sleep next to this beautiful man. He’s a good guy and I’m very lucky to have him,” she gushed.
To add to their joy, Pitt became pregnant in 2017. She made the joyful announcement on her Instagram and shared updates about her journey as a wife and mother. The couple welcomed their child, Hakavai, last year.
Pitt’s story has moved millions around the world. Despite damaging her looks in the fire, true love endured. Her husband stayed with her and they are now happily married and expecting their second child.
Feature photo courtesy of Turia Pitt on Instagram
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I just wrapped up a delightful and restorative stay at the impeccable @soulofgerringong. Went without Michael and Hakavai (had to take his sibling tho 🤷🏽♀️). This is how each day went down: I woke up early (before the sun and the birds) to write, then I’d head to the beach for a waddle, my olfactory nerves going into overdrive with the heady mix of salt and surf. Then I’d head back to Soul, a meticulously restored sanctuary set amongst opulent palms and manicured grass (the type that wouldn’t dare grow over the smooth stepping stones set throughout the garden). I’d plunge myself into the cold pool, emerging feeling like I’d taken a shot of energy intravenously. I’d have a warm shower in the garden, and set my intentions for the day. At the close of each day, I’d sink into my warm, soft nest of a bed, dreaming sweetly of fields of lavender and inky blue butterflies. And then I drove home. As soon as I crossed the threshold I was confronted with Hakavai’s stuffed toys and blocks littering the stairwell (he likes throwing his possessions through his baby fence), the lounge cushions strewn across the dining room like giant marshmallows and sticky pads of orange remnants on the floor. Back to reality, I guess! So if you can, go to Soul! It’s lovely. If you can’t, acknowledge (and accept) that you’re not always going to be capable of crafting the perfect routine. Life can and will get in the way. Keep it simple, focus on what makes you feel good and the rest will follow. And I reckon it’s worth creating a really simple morning routine that sets you up for the day in under ten minutes. Something you can do anywhere (even with a small child screaming at you from behind the door) to get your mind right. I’ve outlined my own ten minute routine inside my mini-course – called, rather imaginatively, my Morning Mindset Routine! If you need some tips to get started, it’s got you covered. Link in bio!