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Burn victim on the road to recovery, co-workers give her home a makeover

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A woman spoke out about her struggles to recover after falling in a bonfire and getting badly burned. She spent three months in a medically induced coma suffering from third degree burns. With a little help from family and co-workers she's proof that people can rebound from a tragedy.
"My family was told at first that I wouldn't learn, I wouldn't ever walk again, at first they didn't think I would live at all," said Adeline Correa.
Adelina Correa was badly burned during a family gathering at a bonfire in her yard. The epileptic woman suffered a seizure and fell into the flames. "I fell into a fire pit I had third degree burns on fifty six percent of my body I don't remember the accident," said Correa.
The accident happened back in November of 2012.  "I don't remember anything until I woke up on march in march I was in a medically induced coma," she said.
It took months of physical therapy to recover and regain some mobility. "Nurses and doctors and everybody brought me back to life and here I am," she said.
Adelina still wears leggings to help protect her limbs walking is still a challenge for her. "The house had a very old concrete floor that had holes in the front entrance so its dangerous for me to come back here," she said.
Her old family home needed a bit of a re model so co workers at Cox Communications stepped in and installed new flooring in her home so she can move around more easily. They also replaced the old swamp cooler with a new air conditioner unit spending several hundred hours on improvements making it a new "home sweet home".

"We had over 60 employees some of their family members show up and 500 plus hours into a two month span working on the house," said Michelle Gierke with Cox Communications.

Adelina is grateful to her co workers and her family for helping her pull through this tragedy. "It was just one of those things where you say it happened in a split second," said Correa.

Adelina spent time at her brother's house while volunteers finished the work on her house she's now back in her renovated home after her long recovery

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