On December 14, 2018 Our sister Samantha Diaz experienced the most traumatic accident of her life. During a performance, while backstage attempting to relight a live fire prop, the container of flammable liquid ignited. In her attempt to control the flames she was engulfed and suffered severe burns. She was rushed to nearest hospital which, thankfully, was NYPB- one of the best for burn trauma. Sammy has 1st, 2nd & 3rd degree burns across 38% of her body. She was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and doctor’s estimate she will have to remain there for 2 months of recovery to include multiple surgeries and skin grafts.
Those who know her well know she has been a professional dancer for nearly 15 years. Fire has been a part of her dancing and her performances for about 9 years. So, it naturally came as a shock to many of us to hear this happened. Between the recovery and physical therapies, the doctors say it should be about a year before she can resume her dancing career. The road to recovery will require lots of time and effort from the entire family and even some of our closest friends. Being an entertainer has been my sister’s entire world. We created this GoFundMe with the hopes to help her financially during these difficult times.
We thank you all for your contributions and most of all your prayers and well wishes. Samantha is the most magical and positive human being, we only wish to bring her a fraction of the joy she gives us.