As with many young burn survivors, Diana was injured by a scalding liquid.

At the age of 3, Diana and her cousin were playing in the kitchen when a pot of boiling water fell on her. She was rushed to the UCSD Regional Burn Center, and sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns to her neck, chest, arms, back, thighs, and chin.

Diana has grown up with the Burn Institute. She began attending Camp Beyond the Scars as soon as she was able, at age 5. Now in her twenties, Diana continues to go to Camp, only now as a camp counselor so she can share her experience and strength with young burn survivors. Diana has also become involved in our S.O.A.R. (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) program, as a Peer Supporter. Diana is an inspiration to our staff and to her fellow survivors. Her willingness to give back to the Burn Institute, and other burn survivors demonstrates how generous and loving she truly is.

If you would like to make a donation to support Diana and other burn survivors please click here. Your donation will go towards all of the Burn Institute’s Child Burn Survivor Support programs. Your donation will make a lasting impact on the life and recovery of young burn survivors.