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Turia Pitt reveals how she honestly explains her injuries to her young son  


Inspirational burns survivor Turia Pitt reveals how she honestly explains her extensive injuries to her curious toddler son

Turia Pitt still bears the scars of the injuries she sustained in a fire in 2011. 

And the inspirational survivor is honest with her young sons about why she looks a little different to them. 

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, the 33-year-old, who has two sons, Hakavai, three, and Rahiti, one, reveals the frank answers she gives her older boy. 

Honest: Turia Pitt (pictured) still bears the scars of the injuries she sustained in a fire in 2011. And the inspirational survivor is honest with her young sons about why she looks a little different to them

‘He might ask me about my fingers, and I’ll say ‘I was in a fire and I got burnt’, which is why I don’t have as many as you,’ she says. 

‘Or he might say, ‘Mum, why are you moisturising?’ and I’ll say ‘because I have dry skin, because I got burnt’, and he would be like ‘oh, OK’.

‘I just try to tell him as sincerely as possible. I don’t try and make up an alternative version, I just tell him the truth and have tried to incorporate it into our lives.

Truth: The 33-year-old, who has two sons, Hakavai, three, and Rahiti, one, reveals the frank answers she gives her older boy. 'He might ask me about my fingers, and I'll say 'I was in a fire and I got burnt', which is why I don't have as many as you,' she says. Pictured with her sons

Truth: The 33-year-old, who has two sons, Hakavai, three, and Rahiti, one, reveals the frank answers she gives her older boy. ‘He might ask me about my fingers, and I’ll say ‘I was in a fire and I got burnt’, which is why I don’t have as many as you,’ she says. Pictured with her sons

‘By talking about it, I think he just understands,’ she added. 

Turia suffered horrific burns to 64 per cent of her body when she got caught in a wildfire in Western Australia in 2011, during an ultramarathon.    

In a lengthy Instagram post shared last year, she discussed the difficulty of dealing with those injuries some days. 

She added: 'I just try to tell him as sincerely as possible. I don't try and make up an alternative version, I just tell him the truth and have tried to incorporate it into our lives. By talking about it, I think he just understands'. Pictured with her partner Michael and their sons

She added: ‘I just try to tell him as sincerely as possible. I don’t try and make up an alternative version, I just tell him the truth and have tried to incorporate it into our lives. By talking about it, I think he just understands’. Pictured with her partner Michael and their sons

‘I’ll be honest: sometimes I get overwhelmed and frustrated about the fire, or my injuries, or what I’ve been through. But you know what I DON’T do when I feel like crying about what I’ve been through?⁣’ she wrote.   

‘I don’t say to myself ‘Get over it Turia, it happened almost a decade ago. You should be over this by now.’⁣⠀I don’t say ‘Oh here you go again, crying like an idiot.’⁣⠀ 

‘I say: ‘I know, mate. What you’ve been through was really bloody hard and upsetting, and you’re allowed to cry.’⁣⠀

Growing family: The former athlete welcomed her first son, Hakavai, with long-term partner Michael in December 2017

Growing family: The former athlete welcomed her first son, Hakavai, with long-term partner Michael in December 2017

New life: The couple welcomed their second child, baby boy Rahiti (pictured) in February

New life: The couple welcomed their second child, baby boy Rahiti (pictured) in February 

Turia welcomed her first son, Hakavai, with long-term partner Michael Hoskin in December 2017. 

The couple welcomed their second child, baby boy Rahiti, in February last year.  

The pair got engaged in 2015, with Michael previously revealing he bought the diamond ring when Turia was in intensive care in 2011.    

Sweet: The pair got engaged in 2015, with Michael previously revealing he bought the diamond ring when Turia was in intensive care in 2011

Sweet: The pair got engaged in 2015, with Michael previously revealing he bought the diamond ring when Turia was in intensive care in 2011 

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