Recently, a 24-year-old woman was abused by her boyfriend of the same age, he first beat her with a rubber pipe and then pour gasoline on her and light her on fire on June 7 at around 8 am.
It is believed that the incident occurred due to jealousy.
The victim, identified as Shereen Yong took to Facebook to share her feelings and her appreciation to those who have extended a helping hand to aid her recovery and even those who have sent her well wishes. As she suffered around 60% burns around her body, worse is around both her hands and legs, she is unable to reply comments or write posts. So, her friend helped her type out whatever she wish to convey to the public.
Her post reads,
“I believe all of you already know that I am lying in a hospital bed now. I do not know how long my recovery would take, I can only watch as the time goes by every day, lying on the bed looking at the four walls around me.
“Unconsciously, I have been lying here for a week now. I do not know how long I will stay here… Three months? Six months?
“Do you know how torturous I felt? The burned area on my skin is so large and the pain is killing me. I have thought of committing suicide, I want the pain to end. But I eventually let go of that idea when I thought of how upset my family and friends will be when they look at my coffin.
“When I got burned, it was really painful. When I was rushed to the hospital, my body was heating up.”
“I can still feel the heat in my body. Every night when I sleep I get nightmares, reminding me of the pain. The only thing I can do in order to quickly recover is to face reality and enhance my willpower, be positive, and maintain good feelings.
“My treatment needed me to do blood tests, injections, blood pressure measuring, and heartbeat check every single day. On the other hand, I developed a fever due to bacterial infection.
“What I’m most worried about is my mom. She has stayed with me ever since day one and she only sleeps on the floor with one small bed sheet. Whenever I feel like vomiting during the midnight, she would immediately wake up and take care of me. You’ve worked hard mom…”
“I had to fast since last midnight at 2 am because I have a surgery on the following day, however, the operation had to be delayed to another day due to my low blood pressure and fever.
“I am very grateful that my friends helped me to raise fund for the surgical cost that I needed in the shortest time. Thanks to all my friends and family who loved me, and the netizens’ concern, although the comments were not responded to by me, I did saw and read everything.
“I can’t do anything but look at my friends raise funds for me, as I only can lie in bed and I don’t know when I can get out of bed. I don’t know how long it will take for me to return to a normal person and back to my career. I really cannot imagine how difficult my life would be after this.”
“I had lost my beautiful skin and I can’t take care of myself now, I can’t even sit, not to mention stand. Even excretion requires intubation and nurses have assists, but because someone is watching, I can not excrete until today.
“There are much more thoughts that I couldn’t say because no one will understand. But I do really appreciate all the people who are willing to help me, you gave me love and a shining ray of hope. How could I not cheer up and be brave to face everything?
“I understand my burned skin is destroyed and disfigured. I know that it ruined my life, and I really cannot accept the fact deep in my heart. I couldn’t imagine such a thing would happened to me. However, what happened has happened, I need to learn to accept the fact.”
We pray for your speedy recovery, Shereen, may justice be served on your boyfriend (ex?). Nobody should ever cause such harm to anyone over something so trivial!