Dana Vulin’s story is a story of courage and hope. Her two-year journey from the brink of death back to the living proves just how strong she truly is.
Dana endured the worst circumstances imaginable. She suffered a brutal attack that left her scarred… and much worse.
When Dana Vulin was 28-years-old, she was living the dream. She had friends, family, and a bustling social life.
But all of that changed in an instant…
Dana was attacked by a woman named Natalie Dimitrovska, because Dana was talking to her ex-husband at a party. She snuck into Dana’s house while she slept, doused her in alcohol, and set her on fire. Dana heard Natalie laughing as she left her to die.
The attack left her unrecognizable.
For over two years, each and every day was a battle for Dana to stay alive. Over 60% of her body was covered in third-degree burns.
When she had left the hospital, Dana had to wear this mask which covered her entire face, head, and neck to prevent infection and allow her to heal.
Behind her mask, Dana struggled to find her identity, that she felt was stripped away from her after the attack.
Natalie was sentenced to 17 years in prison for the violent assault.
But Dana’s nightmare wasn’t over yet, far from it.
Dana then received news that she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Dana wasn’t willing to let anything stop her now. She had worked too hard already.
She fought the cancer… and beat it.
She took off her mask to reveal her face on live Australian television.
The audience was shocked to see her unbelievable transformation.
These new photos of Dana taken two years after she was attacked show not just a beautiful face, but a brave one.
Dana does not want to hide her scars because she says they are an important part of her story.
With every photograph she shares, Dana isn’t just letting people share in her recovery, she is showing just how brave and strong human beings can be when they are challenged.
Thank you for sharing your story with the world, Dana. You are beautiful inside and out.
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