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Abbie Quinnen has opened up on how she wouldn’t be here without the “superheroes” in the NHS that helped her recover and heal following her freak fire accident in January.
The 24 year old dancer suffered a number of second and third-degree burns and was put into intensive care for five nights in hospital after a YouTube video with her boyfriend AJ Pritchard, 26, went horribly wrong.
The couple, who are more loved-up than ever, were attempting to turn a wine bottle into a vase when the accident happened – the bottle exploded and set her hair and clothes on fire.
The star required skin grafts and has a number of scars on her face and body.
Abbie has now shared how the NHS have helped her both mentally and physically to recover.
"NHS staff saved me in so many ways,” she told The Sun. “They are the closest things we have to superheroes.
“We are so lucky to have the NHS.
“I would be absolutely lost without them."
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The survivor then went on to gush over the team at her hospital saying they have been “devoted” to helping her ever since.
Abbie still receives mental health care from a therapist assigned to her by the service as well, to help her move forward from the trauma of the accident.
“I can’t thank them enough,” the dancer emphasised.
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Abbie and her former Strictly Come Dancing star boyfriend AJ have become even closer from the awful incident, and recently ran a half-marathon together.
The blonde beauty also accompanied AJ to the Cinderella screening in London, where they enjoyed dressing up in full-glam and eating ice cream in the cinema seats.
“It has been hard, but it has brought us closer together,” AJ said in July.
“She is doing good on the journey. I hate that word but it is a journey. Ups and downs and lefts and rights but all going the right way at the end of the day. That is all that matters,” he added.
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