Shriners Hospitals for Children- Cincinnati, OH
Hero of the Month Daja has overcome many obstacles since surviving a house fire in 2003. Daja was burned on over 72% of her body and required two months in the hospital initially. She has since undergone years of surgeries and completed extensive rehab programs following each surgery.
“Daja had to adjust to a new life in a new home with a new appearance after that fire,” adds her nominating Child Life Specialist. “She has shown resiliency and determination in her recovery and in meeting other goals she sets for herself.”
The teen has excelled as a cheerleader, has a great support system of friends and performs with the color guard at her high school. 18-year-old Daja even has the desire to pursue a career in the medical field.
Daja has overcome so much and still reaches all her goals! She’s definitely a Hero!