Chloe Thomson, from Renfrewshire, was 11 years old when she was severely injured in a car crash in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
She had to undergo emergency surgery to treat dozens of broken bones in her face and body, the Daily Record reports.
Surgeons also had to remove her face in a nine-hour facial reconstruction operation so they could rebuild her shattered features.
Jennifer, Chloe’s mother, told the paper: ‘They had to take her whole face off, strip it back and put her face back together. It was the worst time of my life.’
Chloe had been on a trip with her sister and cousin when their car left a dual carriageway and smashed into a tree, which broke and crashed down on top of the car.
|Chloe had to undergo an nine-hour facial reconstruction operation to repair the damage to her face (Picture: Daily Record)|
|Chloe Thomson, 19, from Renfrewshire, had to undergo emergency surgery when she was 11 after she was involved in a horrific car crash (Picture: Daily Record)|
Everyone else managed to escape the car uninjured but the window had smashed Chloe’s face.
She was airlifted to hospital and medics told her mum, Jennifer, to prepare for the worst.
Jennifer added: ‘She was on a ventilator and couldn’t speak for a long time. We had to communicate using letters.’
After surgeons managed to stabilise Chloe, they then started working on trying to repair the damage.
Chloe said: ‘For months I didn’t go anywhere. I didn’t keep in touch with my friends, I didn’t want to. I was constantly reliving the accident all the time.
‘It was the worst experience of my life.’
The beautician, who is now 19, had to face bullies at school while recovering from her injuries and the impact of that left her blanking out much of her childhood.
She said: ‘It was horrible. It was like having to start all over again. I was badly bullied and had people stare at me for years after.’
But now, the 19-year-old says she can finally face what happened to her after gaining the confidence to overcome the heartless bullies.
She posted a picture of her tragic injuries just after the car crash and described the pain she went through.
The Facebook post has since got thousands of likes with hundreds writing supportive messages.
She said: ‘I wanted to address the rumours about me once and for all.
‘Before I wrote the post, I couldn’t talk about what happened without crying. But since I’ve opened up about it I have been able to talk about it normally.’
She now plans to return to her studies and says she will not let anyone stand in her way again.
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