Tonya Meisenbach

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Burn Survivor

Rising From the Ashes

Transforming Tragedy into a Mission of Empowerment

Tonya, better known as Burned Beauty 2018, is a wife, mother of two adult children, luminary, and humanitarian currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. Rising From the Ashes is more than a personal story. It represents hope, redemption, and transformation for us all. Her mission to empower and inspire others is felt by thousands daily. Through her social media platform, Tonya has been able to touch the lives of many people and spread her message of hope and empowerment. Her impressive engagement rate is a testament to her ability to deeply resonate with her audience. If you're looking for someone to inspire you to live your best life, Tonya is definitely someone to follow.
Formerly a Paralegal and Realtor, Tonya has always enjoyed helping and elevating others. After being burned over 35% of her upper body and almost losing the battle, nothing has changed, Tonya turned her pain into purpose, and although Tonya's methodology is different, the end goal remains the same, elevating others. Tonya is passionate about sharing her story and using it to help others. She strives to empower those who have faced challenges and adversity in their lives, encouraging them to rise above their circumstances and achieve their goals. Through her work as a luminary and humanitarian, Tonya is dedicated to making a positive impact in the world.
My face and upper body are all skin grafts, and my determination and spirit are all God.
Tonya now uses hair, makeup, tutorials, and social media to help inspire other burn victims in their recovery. She wants all survivors to understand that their wounds will heal, and that with the right mindset, they can accomplish anything and overcome any obstacle thrown in their path. Tonya's social media presence provides a safe space for people to share their experiences and connect with others. Her journey has inspired many to take control of their lives and find success in the face of adversity. She continues to be a warrior for those who are struggling and sees her past experiences as a means to help others overcome their pain and rise above their struggles.