Six years ago in Australia, 27-year-old Turia Pitt, a former model, was running in an ultramarathon when a bushfire devastated her.
She was badly burned on more than 64% of her body. The doctors say that she might not make it.
After Turia’s accident, her boyfriend, Michael Hoskin, quit his job as a police officer to take care of her. He has always stood by her side and helped her. Michael knew he wasn’t good at anything.
Since the disaster, Turia has had 200 treatments done on her. She lost seven fingers, and it took her more than two years to get better. In 2020, when she was caught in a fire while running a 100-kilometer race in a rural part of Western Australia, she was interviewed and told the terrible story.
“I remember seeing bits of my skin stuck to the rocks and spinifex,” Pitt said, adding that she felt a “bubbling feeling of panic.”
Michael bought Turia a diamond ring when she was in intensive care four years ago, and he used it to ask her to marry him in 2015. Michael says that he asked her to marry him while they were on vacation in the Maldives.
Turia had to wear a mask over her face for the first two years of her healing. She slowly but surely began to feel better. Michael says to his wife every day, “You’re beautiful.” In 2016, they said their vows to each other.
Turia thanks Michael for all the help he has given her over the past seven difficult years, most of which she has spent in the hospital.
“I had never thought about going to sleep next to my partner before. Now I think, “How lucky am I that I get to sleep next to this beautiful man?” Turia Pitt tells the Daily Mail, “He’s a good guy, and I’m very lucky to have him.”
“It’s a great day every time I wake up next to Michael.” Since the terrible event, the two have worked hard to fix their lives and move on.
“She doesn’t want people to feel bad for her. Michael tells News.com.au that she just wants to move on with her life. “She’s beautiful and wonderful.” Even so, they felt like something was missing from their lives. They wanted to have children.
In 2017, Turia told the world on Instagram that she was going to have the couple’s first child. In Australia, where many people had been following the pair’s trip for years, the news spread quickly.
Even though she wouldn’t be able to run a marathon for a while, the pregnant woman said she was keeping in shape while having a child.
Their new baby came right after. Michael and Turia’s boy Hakavai came into the world on December 7, 2017. On February 9, 2020, they told everyone that their second child, a boy named Rahiti Hoskin, had been born.
At the moment, they are a happy couple raising a child together. What a wonderful story that shows that love really does win in the end.
Michael and Turia should be looked up to as role models, and their love story shows what real love is all about.