Stephanie, age 42, Caretaker
“A New Lease on Life”
After falling suddenly ill, Stephanie recently battled for her life and is now a tuberculosis survivor. The illness has completely changed her body shape and size – she lost 16kg and has no more chest or behind. When she left the ICU she looked like a zombie, with barely any facial flesh and a skeleton frame. Her entire world has changed. Once an independent, full of life woman, now she hides from the world as she literally doesn’t know who the woman is that’s staring back at her from the mirror. Stephanie believes that she’s been given a second chance at life but she’s forgotten how to live.