Every day will get better
At 12 years old, Tracy suffered second and third degree burns on over 70 percent of her body in a devastating car accident.
Today, nearly 30 years later, Tracy spends her free time volunteering to help others. As a SOAR Volunteer, Tracy says, "I always knew I wanted to help at a burn center, and when I found out about the SOAR program, I knew this was my chance. Everybody's journey is different, but attitude can really make a difference. The majority of patients I've visited have been teenage girls and their parents. I typically get a surprised reaction when I introduce myself as a burn survivor, followed by questions which I'm glad to answer. The parents especially are encouraged by how I look, my career, my marriage, my overall ability to live a "normal" life. I hope that I give these burn survivors and their parents a sense of what life can be like down the road."
-SOAR Volunteer Tracy