For almost 15 years Pat Hardison shied away from society, terrified of the public’s reaction to his disfigurement. It was a deeply sad state of affairs for someone who has been hailed as a hero. But then a revolutionary operation changed everything.
Back in 2001 volunteer Mississippi firefighter Hardison was in a good place. With three beautiful kids and a successful career as a salesman, he must have been riding high. Sadly, however, it wouldn’t last.
One day, Hardison’s fire crew got called out to a serious blaze. Along with three fellow firefighters, he battled against the inferno. Suddenly, however, the ceiling collapsed – and Hardison took a direct hit.