Quickly exiting her home after discovering a fire, Princella Lee Bridges frantically reentered it after assuming her daughter hadn't made it out. While firefighters later found her daughter and treated her for smoke inhalation, Bridges' injuries were more serious; she was burned on about 50 percent of her body, was in a coma for two months, and underwent numerous surgeries. Having lost her hands from the fire, her career as a nurse ended. Her marriage also didn't withstand the recovery.
Bridges was forced to alter her life and adjust to a new normal. Find out what Bridges has been up in the 25 years since the home fire during an upcoming, online chat with her and other members of our Faces of Fire Campaign. Get a recap of their heartbreaking stories, learn how they have become some of our best champions for home fire sprinklers, and ask them any questions that come to mind.