“Kaitlin is truly a survivor”
Kaitlin is truly a survivor. At just 15 months old, she suffered terrible burns to most of her body when a space heater started a fire in her home. After being rushed to the local hospital, Kaitlin was quickly transferred to Shriners Hospitals for Children- Cincinnati, one of the best burn units in the country.
When Kaitlin arrived at Shriners, doctors told her mother that her baby only had about a 25% chance of surviving through the night. Kaitlin defied those odds and more, and has been coming to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati for several years.
The 16-year-old has undergone years of painful surgeries and will face more in the future to help heal her skin but fights hard every day.
Kaitlin exemplifies bravery in all that she does, and is an outstanding example of a Hero of the Month!