Ashley suffered a 2nd degree burn to her chest and a 3rd degree burn to her left arm at 18 months old. She pulled at a towel hanging just above her head, oblivious of the tea kettle sitting on top of it. The doctor performed a debridement and skin graft to the site of her 3rd degree burn, using scalp as the donor site. Since then, Ashley spent many months of her toddler years in recovery.