Second year journalism student Lucy Wilson will appear on ITV News this Friday (26th June) talking about her role as a campaigner for burns survivors. This follows on from a week when her story appeared across the national press – including the Daily Mail, the Mirror, Metro and in the online Huffington Post.
Lucy, who’s from Derby, was scalded in a bath accident the day before her first birthday. As a result, she lost some of her toes and fingers, has endured over 50 operations, and still bears scars on her legs, hands and feet.
The 21-year-old says she’s been overwhelmed by the positive feedback she’s received since her story was published. “It’s been truly amazing, everyone has been so supportive and I can’t thank people enough for all of their lovely messages.”
A keen traveller, she wrote an account of travelling solo in Thailand for Pink Panagea, the website “for women who love to travel”. She also has her own blogs, http://lucylwilson.com and https://thirddegreesurvivors.wordpress.com
For the past month, she has been working for Pearl Works Productions, an independent film and radio production company. She has been developing their digital media platforms and contributing to their blog. She recently took part in the live BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour outside broadcast in Sheffield, where she met and interviewed presenter Jane Garvey. She also covered the DocFest, where she met Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell.
Watch Lucy this Friday on ITV News at 6pm.
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