Inspiring burn victims show gratitude to generous make-up artist

Inspiring burn victims show gratitude to generous make-up artist

- A local make-up artist is being thanked by Misst Thems (Thembi Maphanga), a burn survivor, for treating her and her friends

- According to Thembi, Adri Pretorius has been treating their scars and helping them regain their confidence

- Thembi dedicated a beautiful thank-you post to Adri in the #ImStaying group on Facebook

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Misst Thems (Thembi Maphanga) is an inspirational South African woman who happens to be a burn survivor. Recently, Thembi shared images of a very helpful make-up artist who performs medical tattooing and micro-pigmentation.

According to Thembi, Adri Pretorius has been helping her and a few friends by treating them monthly for their scars. Thembi says that through Adri's treatment, they have been gaining back their confidence and their scars are slowly disappearing.

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Thembi graciously thanked Adri in the post she shared to the #ImStaying group. Thembi shared a few lovely pictures of her and her friends to complete the heartwarming post.

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South African burn survivor Thembi Maphanga has thanked a local makeup artist for helping her and her friends. Source: Misst Thems #ImStaying / Facebook
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Thembi's full post read:

"Well, Stayers I want to appreciate this wonderful woman, her name is Adri Pretorius, she is a make-up artist and [performs] micro-pigmentation. She found it in her heart to help me and my girls by treating us monthly [for] our scars.
"Trying to give us back what we lost through her treatment some has gained back their confidence as the scars are slowly disappearing... Thank you, Adri we all know they scar treatment is expensive... It must be costing Adri a fortune to treat us... #ImStaying."

Compiled are a few of the top comments left under the inspiring post.

PT Maapola-Sebothoma wrote:

"Thank you Adri. May you be blessed for your kindness."

Vuyiswa Maphosa said:

"This country needs more people like Adri."

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Karin Greenberg commented:

"Both amazing ladies... Adri for your kindness and Misst for your courage and strength."

Johanna Silas Rice added:

"Wow, that’s awesome. Thank you Adri Pretorius, you are changing lives for so many."

It was previously reported on Thembi after she inspired people on Twitter. She took to the social networking site where she wrote about how she lost more loved ones than one should have to experience, but ultimately rose above the pain and is continuously trying to succeed.

Themba shared that when she was 18 years old, her father passed away and her mother followed a year later. When she was 30 years old, her son died and three years after that, the father of her daughter burnt her and killed her child. Amidst all this she also lost her job.

“Yes I was burnt by my baby daddy, he killed my daughter and he took away my career. But above all, I choose to rise," she wrote.

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