One of my IRL friends posted this on her blog. I want to pass it on. Terese is a beautiful person who deserves to shed her long sleeves and show off her beautiful body. Read on:
"In October 2004, my twin sister Therese Frentz was serving our country in the Air Force. At that specific time she was on her first deployment and in Baghdad… a few days before her R&R.
While in the Green Zone – Therese and 2 other officers were the victims of a suicide bombing that took place about 10 feet away from where they were sitting.
Therese was burned over 30% of her body. Her ear was ripped off, her kidneys were lacerated and she had shrapnel penetrate her entire body.
Therese had a long recovery
The road to recovery has had many more implications than just the physical healing.
Therese, 5 years later, now has to deal with the physical and emotional scars that this event has left on her life.
To this day- Therese has NEVER stepped out of the house without long sleeved shirts and pants.
She hides her scars… in San Antonio. It’s hot as hell and she still covers up. She keeps herself and the world from seeing her healthy, yet scarred body.
What Therese doesn’t know is that she is beautiful.
She is a hero.
She exudes strength and courage.
She is… in fact… a badass.
Therese has just started at CrossFit Alamo and she will be participating in the Fight Gone Bad challenge. This is a nationwide workout to support an amazing cause.
I spoke with Therese about this – and we came up with a personal challenge:
IF SHE RAISES $200 FOR THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT… THERESE WILL DO THE WORKOUT IN HER SPORTS BRA.
Let’s do it for the wounded warriors. Let’s do it for Therese. Let’s do it for beautiful women all over the globe who hide themselves because they don’t see themselves the way others do – perfect.
The wrinkles on our faces. The scars on our bodies. Our stretch marks from birth. These lines tell the stories of who we are and what we’ve accomplished. We are beautiful and unique. Just the way God intended us to be.
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