ByKatie Kindelan and Cathy Becker / GMA

Photo Via Good Morning America

Joseph DiMeo was on his way home from working the night shift at his job in Clark, New Jersey, two years ago when he fell asleep at the wheel and his car rolled over and burst into flames.

The explosion left DiMeo, now 22, with third-degree burns over 80% of his body.


DiMeo spent the next four months of his life in the burn unit of a New Jersey hospital, including over two months in a medically induced coma. His body was so badly burned that his fingertips were amputated, and he lost his lips, ears and eyelids.

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