A little girl in Britain suffered severe burns that might make your heart ache.
It's not clear how the burns happened, but two-year-old Bella Davey-Lawrence had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital when her mother saw what happened, according to The Sun.
The incident occurred in January. Bella's mother, Natasha Davey, released the horrific images. And the date – January 10 – is one that she will never forget. And Natasha recalled the harrowing ordeal in a recent interview with The Sun.
Natasha said she had dropped her kids off at their father's house while she spent the night at her boyfriend's place. While asleep, the burn happened, but she didn't realize it until she woke up.
"I woke up to find 10 missed calls from my girls' dad saying Bella had been burned and I needed to get round there,” she said. "I didn't want to believe it."
By the time Natasha got to the house, paramedics were already taking Bella to a helicopter so she could be airlifted to a hospital.
"Bella was in a towel so I didn't get to see her burns,” Natasha said. "I had no idea what had happened and there was no time to ask. We were walked to a helicopter. I was strapped to a stretcher and Bella was strapped to me.”
She added: “Natasha got a bit upset as we got in the air ambulance but before that she seemed fine and I assumed she'd had medication for the pain."
It's still unclear exactly how Bella sustained such severe burns.
"My ex was in the kitchen and the girls' bedroom door was closed so he didn't know what was happening until he heard screaming,” Natasha said. "We have no idea what happened in the bedroom - if she'd fallen off her bed and landed in the gap or climbed down and then got burnt."
Sadly, 10 percent of Bella's body was burned, including her back, buttocks, elbows, and left calf, according to Huffington Post.
“Bella was in a lot of pain. She’d get angry with the doctors and nurses who came to change her dressings and give her injections,” Natasha said.
Despite the severity of the burns, Bella is recuperating.
“She complains sometimes that the burns hurt, but otherwise she’s doing well and is now back at playgroup,” Natasha said.