In Sept. 2016, Waldron was burned when she and her then husband were cooking dinner by campfire. Gasoline got on Waldron and she was immediately engulfed in flames. She tried to stop the burning by dropping and rolling, but about 40 percent of her body was burned.
Shortly after she returned home from undergoing a medically induced coma and multiple procedures, Waldron's husband left the family. Struggling to support herself and her daughter she depended on aid from her family and friends.