Nearly 2 years on from the Pinery Bushfires, Terry Lee will walk 6km in this year's City-Bay

On Wednesday 25th November 2015 the lives of Terry and Moira Lee changed forever.

Now nearly 2 years on from the devastating Pinery Bushfires, Terry and Moira Lee will walk 6km as part of the "Burn to the Bay" team at this year's City-Bay.

Whilst trying desperately to escape the catastrophic bushfires, Terry sustained critical burns to 75% of his body and spent months fighting for his life at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit. He still requires ongoing treatment and support.

Prior to the Pinery Bushfires, both Moira and Terry lived healthy and active lifestyles, exercising most days. Terry, who spent twenty years in the army, was an avid runner having completed Sydney's 14km City2Surf fun run a couple of times and City-Bay's 12km run several times in sub 60 minutes! Just prior to his accident, Terry also hiked 60km from Cape Jervis to Victor Harbor solo over 3 days, camping along the way.

Whilst he views his accident as extremely unlucky, he knows he is extremely fortunate to be alive. Terry, now 68 years old, said the amount of support he has received since his accident has been overwhelming and that he is continually touched by people's generosity. He also credits his wife Moira as his rock. She has been by his side every step of the way and he doesn't believe he would be where he is now without her. Apparently she can cook too!!

12 months ago, Terry would never have imagined it possible to walk in this year's City-Bay. Suggested by Moira's cousin Lorraine, Terry was determined that he and Moira would complete the 6km walk this year. Only 2 weeks away, they are excited about being part of the Burns Trust's "Burn to the Bay" team.

Moira's cousin, Lorraine, is also taking part and at the same time is raising money to support the work of the Julian Burton Burns Trust. If you would like to support her to help others like Terry and Moira Lee please CLICK HERE.

FIRST AID QUICK GUIDE
In an emergency call 000
1. REMOVE
Remove any clothing and jewellery from the affected area to allow effective cooling of the burn.
2. COOL
Cool the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes - this will stop the burning process and also help ease the pain.
3. COVER
Cover the burn with a clean lint free cloth or if it is a large area, cover loosely with cling wrap to lessen the chance of infection.
4. SEEK
Seek medical advice if the burn is larger than a 20 cent piece or on the face, hands, feet or groin area.