On April 28, 2013, Christy Tucker Sims was called to the bathroom of her home by her then-boyfriend; once she walked inside the bathroom he was waiting with a bowl of sulfuric acid and threw it in her face. Sims laid in a coma for two months. Once she awakened, she learned that over 20% of her body had been burned. Sims revealed that the incident was not an accident, as previously told to the 911 operator by her boyfriend, and she exposed the truth about what really happened that day. Since then, Sims has created the Christy Sims Foundation, which focuses on empowering women and children who are and have been affected by domestic violence.