Burn victim Pippie Kruger is finally going home

South Africa
November 15 - Almost two years after being badly burnt at a barbecue fire Pippie Kruger is finally going home. eNCA
Pippie Kruger with her mother, Anice, at the Johannesburg hospital where she has spent the past few months recovering from her skin cloning and transplant procedures - the first of its kind on South African soil. Picture: eNCA
Pippie Kruger with her therapists in a Johannesburg hospital. Almost two years after being badly burnt at a barbecue fire, little Pippie is finally going home. Picture: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - Almost two years after being badly burnt at a barbecue fire, Pippie Kruger is finally going home.

The brave four-year-old girl spent the past few months in Johannesburg, recovering from her skin cloning and transplant procedures -- the first of its kind on South African soil.

Doctors say Pippie's progress has been remarkable.

The once badly burnt toddler is now a long-legged, curly-haired little girl who’s stolen the hearts of her doctors, therapists and the nation.

The rehab centre in Johannesburg has become a second home for Pippie.

Even after she and her mum Anice move back to Lephalale next week, she will still visit the centre once a month for treatment.

* For more on young Pippie's progress, watch the video above.

-eNCA

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