Mum Whose Little Girl Was Left Scarred For Life By Firework Calls For Ban On Public Sale
A mum is warning parents about the dangers of fireworks after her little girl was left with horrific injuries when one exploded in her face.
Stephanie Roe, 33, shared heart-breaking images of her little girl's injuries ahead of Bonfire Night to urge other parents to be careful around fireworks.
Her daughter Maisie, now seven, was left with severe burns and will be scarred for life after she was hit with a firework in 2016.
Stephanie, a police officer from Combe Martin in Devon, was hosting a fireworks display at her home, when a rocket she'd bought from a local shop flew off sideways, instead of upwards, and got caught in Maisie's scarf before exploding leaving the little girl with shocking injuries.
The mum hopes in future the sale of fireworks will be restricted and has praised supermarket Sainsbury's decision to ban them this year, saying: "Fireworks are explosives and can be extremely dangerous and I still don't believe they should be readily available to the general public.
"I would urge everyone to go to an organised display. Needless to say we are thrilled at Sainsbury's decision to remove them from general sale and more should follow their example."
Maisie was rushed to hospital, before being transferred to Bristol Hospital, where she was treated for the severe burns.
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Her family have been told that some of her 'full thickness burns' will most likely require skin grafts.
Stephanie is urging others to attend proper displays, rather than put on their own, adding: "There are amazing professional displays all over the country, please consider going to one of those as opposed to fireworks in the garden this year.
"As a mother who had to watch her tiny child endure so much pain and who's little body is scarred for life, I can hand on heart say it is never worth the risk."
In spire of her permanent scarring, Stephanie says Maisie is making an 'amazing' recovery and that she doesn't 'have a care in the world'.
She said: "We are amazed by how much love has been shown to our little girl.
"She continues to improve day by day and is most certainly back to the gorgeous firecracker she was before in every way short of physically."
Featured Image Credit: SWNS