"Beautiful Scars": Meet Kilee Brookbank, Burn Survivor and Author

06 Jun 2016 by Jason's Connection
Kilee Brookbank at her prom

Recently Jason’s Connection’s Content Director, Ericka McIntyre, spoke with Kilee Brookbank, student and author of a memoir with her mother, Lori Highlander, called Beautiful Scars. In 2014, Kilee was severely burned in a house explosion. The book tells the story of Kilee’s and Lori’s experiences and their family’s journey from crisis to healing.

In this inspiring interview, Kilee tells her story, and talks about the importance of family, acceptance, and the power of storytelling to help us heal.

Lori, Cameron, and Kilee

Told together by Kilee and Lori, Beautiful Scars is a story of recovery, healing, and hope, reminding us all that we’re never powerless, never alone, and that each challenge we face helps make us the people we are meant to be. It’s what you do with each moment that defines you. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Interview With Kilee Brookbank

For more information on Kilee’s story and the book, please visit:

For a downloadable podcast of this interview, please visit: