- Jamoneisha Merritt's friend poured boiling water on her face as a prank
- She suffered second degree burns
- She is not angry at her
A brave 11-year-old girl in New York is inspiring thousands of people online with her positive spirit after her friend scalded her face with boiling water during a sleepover.
Jamoneisha Merritt has said in an interview that she is not angry at her friend because "she has to be happy."
She suffered second degree burns on her face and shoulders after her friend Aniya Grant Stuart, 12, poured boiling water on her to mimic a popular TV prank about two weeks ago.
She is set to return home after spending 16 days in hospital.
Aniya is reportedly under observation after she attempted to take her own life.
Describing the incident, Jamoneisha said: "When I fell asleep all I felt was hot water dripping down on my face, and they put me in a cold shower and threw ice on me."
She remains positive and in good spirits despite facing months of recovery ahead.
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