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Forged with Flames
Thirty years ago on Ash Wednesday, Ann Fogarty stood between a massive fireball and her two young girls.
Forged with Flames is her remarkable and inspiring story of extraordinary determination, courage and perseverance born out of some tough childhood experiences in England and a profound and enduring love for her children.
Anyone is welcome to come to the launch of this book to celebrate Ann's life and to honour all those members of the CFA, SES, Police and health professionals who work tirelessly to ensure the safety and recovery of those affected by bushfires
When: Saturday, 16 February 2013 at 2pm
Where: Narre Community Learning Centre, 1 Malcolm Court, Narre Warren
Book signings and sales at the event.
Ann Fogarty was born in Lancashire, England in 1950 and graduated as a nursery nurse in 1968. After marrying an Australian in 1970 she came to Australia under the "Ten Pound Pom" scheme, and settled in Berwick before moving to Upper Beaconsfield 3 years later.
She worked in the kindergarten in Beaconsfield for 5 years. On 16th February in 1983, she was caught up in the Ash Wednesday bushfires, sustaining serious burns to 85% of her body. Her daughters escaped without injury. Ann is one of only a few people to have survived this level of burns trauma. She is now the proud mother of two adult daughters and four grandchildren.