American Snippets with Barb Allen and Dave Brown

E012 - Overcome: Burned, Blinded and Blessed, with Carmen Tarleton

Episode Summary

In this episode, we are left nearly speechless by the story Carmen Tarleton so gracefully shares with us. She was asleep in her own home when she was violently awakened by her ex-husband. She was beaten and assaulted in front of her two daughters before her assailant took it to unimaginable levels by dousing her with industrial strength lye. Carmen clung to life for months in a medically induced coma while her doctors and her body valiantly fought for her survival. When she awoke, it was to a new and shocking reality. Carmen was severely disfigured from third-degree burns over 80% of her body. She was blind and had lost an ear, as well as a substantial portion of her face, to the burns. The challenges she has faced in the years since are nothing short of immense and the will with which she commits to overcoming each one is positively inspirational. Listen in to hear her tell her story on this episode of American Snippets. If you enjoyed this episode, check out the featured article, video, and more at americansnippets.com/012

Episode Notes

In this episode, we are left nearly speechless by the story Carmen Tarleton so gracefully shares with us. She was asleep in her own home when she was violently awakened by her ex-husband. She was beaten and assaulted in front of her two daughters before her assailant took it to unimaginable levels by dousing her with industrial strength lye. Carmen clung to life for months in a medically induced coma while her doctors and her body valiantly fought for her survival. When she awoke, it was to a new and shocking reality. Carmen was severely disfigured from third-degree burns over 80% of her body. She was blind and had lost an ear, as well as a substantial portion of her face, to the burns. The challenges she has faced in the years since are nothing short of immense and the will with which she commits to overcoming each one is positively inspirational. Listen in to hear her tell her story on this episode of American Snippets. If you enjoyed this episode, check out the featured article, video, and more at americansnippets.com/012