At the age of 16, He was involved in a grease fire accident at his home on January 9, 2011. In which, He experienced a significant amount of 3rd and 2nd degree burns on both of his legs, left arm and left side of his face. After receiving treatment in the NC Jaycee Burn Center at the UNC Health in Chapel Hill, NC, He was later invited to one of the burn center’s after care programs, Camp Celebrate. It was here, that he learned the significance of the burn community, all it had to offer and how he wanted to help. Amongst other after care programs, He has been committed for the past 7 years on never missing a Camp Celebrate.