Charlie was a very active toddler, and enjoyed exploring the world around him.
Just before his first birthday, Charlie pulled a deep fryer off the kitchen bench, the hot oil caused full thickness burns to 36% of his body, including his arms, legs and torso.
When Charlie arrived at hospital, he underwent emergency surgery, where surgeons worked hard to dress his burns and reduce long-term damage to his fragile, soft skin.
Charlie spent 39 excruciating days in hospital, where he underwent skin grafts and painful dressing changes, as well as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, scar management, garment fitting and intense pain management.
As Charlie grows, he will require treatment and physiotherapy to stretch the scars left on his tiny body. Even though he is now at home, he still endures injections and regular therapy to help reduce the thickness of his scars.
Despite his devastating and horrific accident, Charlie is a very happy toddler, full of love and energy. He still loves to play, dance and run around.