Ashenafi is from south Ethiopia. In 2012, he sustained a terrible flame burn injury after his small shop was put on fire. For 3.5 years, this young man of 19 was moved from one hospital to another. He was admitted to Dr. Erikson's burn clinic in November 2014 where he was fed a high caloric diet for 2 weeks before the first surgery. Ashenafi had been bedridden for more than 3 years and was thin and emaciated. Six weeks after admission with 3 skin graft procedures, Ashenafi was up moving and smiling.