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Hairdresser glassed in the face by jealous girl will plummet 200mph for Katie Piper charity

A fearless young woman who was left scarred for life after she was glassed on a night out – is set to jump out of a plane to help other victims.

Caitlin Morrell, 22, suffered nerve damage and was left scarred for life after she was glassed by the stranger which she said “felt like a bomb had gone off in my face.”

FILE PICTURE - Injuries sustained by Caitlin Morrell who was glassed on a night out in Ely, Cambridgshire.  A fearless young woman who was left scarred for life after she was glassed on a night out -  is set to jump out of a plane to help other victims.  See MASONS story MNFACE.  Caitlin Morrell, 22, suffered nerve damage and was left scarred for life after she was glassed by the stranger which she said "felt like a bomb had gone off in my face."   The hairdresser had had an altercation with a friend who had started seeing her ex on February 22 last year at the Townhouse pub in Ely, Cambs.  Shortly afterwards 22-year-old Stephanie Murfet who she had never met, pushed a glass into her face.  Murfet, of Littleport, Cambs, admitted assault and was given a 21-month sentence, suspended for 18 months.  At the time Caitlin said she was so traumatised by the incident that she couldn't sleep and her hair had started to fall out.   But just a year after the attack she says she has "fulfilled her dreams' by swimming with dolphins and finding love.   And in August she plans to take part in a charity skydive with her sister to raise money for the Katie Piper Foundation, which supports people with scars and burns.  Its founder Ms Piper was raped and had sulphuric acid thrown in her face in 2008, when she was 24.

Caitlin suffered nerve damage and was left scarred for life after the terrifying attack

The hairdresser had had an altercation with a friend who had started seeing her ex on February 22 last year at the Townhouse pub in Ely, Cambs.

Shortly afterwards 22-year-old Stephanie Murfet who she had never met, pushed a glass into her face.

Murfet, of Littleport, Cambs, admitted assault and was given a 21-month sentence, suspended for 18 months.

At the time Caitlin said she was so traumatised by the incident that she couldn’t sleep and her hair had started to fall out.

But just a year after the attack she says she has “fulfilled her dreams’ by swimming with dolphins and finding love.

And in August she plans to take part in a charity skydive with her sister to raise money for the Katie Piper Foundation, which supports people with scars and burns.

Its founder Ms Piper was raped and had sulphuric acid thrown in her face in 2008, when she was 24.

Caitlin, from Ely, Cambs, said: “My sister Rhiannon has been my rock since the attack and we have decided to turn my attack into more positives.

“Since my attack I have fulfilled my dream of swimming with dolphins in Mexico with my sister, Rhiannon booked the holiday on my first week back at work and we went a few weeks after the last court sentence.

“And now we have fulfilled our dreams we want to help make a difference to other people’s lives.”

FILE PICTURE - Caitlin Morrell who was glassed on a night out in Ely, Cambridgshire.  A fearless young woman who was left scarred for life after she was glassed on a night out -  is set to jump out of a plane to help other victims.  See MASONS story MNFACE.  Caitlin Morrell, 22, suffered nerve damage and was left scarred for life after she was glassed by the stranger which she said "felt like a bomb had gone off in my face."   The hairdresser had had an altercation with a friend who had started seeing her ex on February 22 last year at the Townhouse pub in Ely, Cambs.  Shortly afterwards 22-year-old Stephanie Murfet who she had never met, pushed a glass into her face.  Murfet, of Littleport, Cambs, admitted assault and was given a 21-month sentence, suspended for 18 months.  At the time Caitlin said she was so traumatised by the incident that she couldn't sleep and her hair had started to fall out.   But just a year after the attack she says she has "fulfilled her dreams' by swimming with dolphins and finding love.   And in August she plans to take part in a charity skydive with her sister to raise money for the Katie Piper Foundation, which supports people with scars and burns.  Its founder Ms Piper was raped and had sulphuric acid thrown in her face in 2008, when she was 24.

Caitlin wants to raise money for charity that supports people with scars and burns

The sisters will reach speeds of up to 200mph as they plummet towards earth on August 12 for the charity.

Its founder Ms Piper was raped and had sulphuric acid thrown in her face in 2008, when she was 24.

Caitlin said: “I read all of Katie’s books after my attack, they gave me strength and I could relate to them as she wrote about court cases and her emotional roller coaster which made me feel that I wasn’t alone in my recovery.

“Katie is such an inspiration to me and she has made me embrace my scar and not be afraid of what other people think of it.”

Caitlin, who met her boyfriend Alan Kaza in October last year, added: “I have found happiness, fulfilled my dreams and found love since my attack. I am stronger and happier than ever.”

To support the sisters visit doitforcharity.com/rmorrell

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