Ninety percent of his body was third-degree burned; she was one of two children trapped under the burning automobile. She lost her right hand, her ear and both legs below the knee.

When she was five years old, in 2006, another tragedy struck when a car crashed into the stroller she was riding in at a crosswalk, throwing her sixty feet into the air and causing a lifelong brain injury.

In addition to becoming the keynote speaker, Ms. Delezio used social media to raise awareness about the lives of people with disabilities.