Hadi Papei

Caregivers of Youth + Teens Panel

Hadi Papei is 31 years old and an Astrophysics Ph.D. student. He was burned at age three in a kitchen accident. For 27 years, he was trying to ignore my scars and wouldn't talk about the related issues and his feelings, even with his family and best friends. It was only last year that Hadi accepted himself after realizing many other burn survivors are out there and learning from their stories. He feels much more confident now, and wants to share his storywith others because Hadi believes our scars make us stronger and unique. We are warriors.