Joy Doreen Biira, the former KTN news anchor, has opened up of how she once cheated death and escaped with serious burns after falling into hot water.
On social media, the sassy news anchor revealed that as a child, she fell into hot water while fighting for a piece of mango from her elder bother.
“When I was 3 or 3 and a half. My immediate elder brother and I were eating mangoes on the kitchen table as we watching our auntie Karen (RIP) make lunch. I don’t remember what she was cooking on the oven cooker but she was also boiling drinking water on a lower coil. It was close to where we were seated.” she said.
She went on:
“So my brother and I were tussling for the salt shaker🧂 when my brother pushed me off the seat and boom into the pan boiling water 💦…. I just remember bits and pieces of the incident. My auntie flogging my brother 🤫 with her eyes red mad 😡, my eldest brother lifting me and putting me in the bathtub with cold water 🛁 as they called our dad.”
“Thank God he was a practising medical doctor at the time🥼(he’s retired now)… I don’t remember what happened after that but I was told I spent some weeks in the hospital. If my big brother had not put me in that cold water in the tub I think my burns would have been bad. It’s hard to tell right now that I ever even got burned by water when I was little.”
“Key message: train your family on first aid ⛑ our big brother then was about 13 and thank god, dad had taught him something about first aid coz my auntie was all kinds of panic at that moment (I was told). These things happen and in the least expected moments.”
“My auntie always beat herself over it. How she never paid attention to what was going on with us and the mangoes and salt but she eventually got over it. My brother, , we are closest of siblings… the fights didn’t end until we were teens.”
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June 18, 2019