The Schleppy's were in the process of moving to a new home May 2.
Carmen and her mother Colleen were watching television by the living room fireplace when Carmen's skirt caught fire and she started screaming.
Carmen also had leggings on, but the outfit melted onto her.
Doctors speculate Carmen may need treatment at Riley for several months.
"Watching her dressing changes is one of the hardest things since the fire. Seeing her legs and being able to tell where they had to cut away at her legs is more than heart breaking," Colleen said. "One of the nurses here quickly learned that if she gets four milliliters of morphine about five minutes before waking her up from sedation, she won't wake up screaming."
Carmen's temperature is up and down, and she is frequently in and out of consciousness. Carmen has undergone two surgeries thus far and the doctors are trying to replace the affected skin with skin grafts.
The burns on Carmen's back and bottom should heal and the doctors were able to find skin auto-grafts for her arms, legs and abdomen.
Carmen could need up to 10 or more surgeries to fully recover from the damage.
An anonymous party established an account at Fifth Third Bank, 637 E. National Ave., Brazil, where community members, family and friends can make donations to assist the family with financial burdens associated with Carmen's stay at Riley.
The account is called "Colleen Schleppy for the Benefit of Carmen."
"Our focus has been on our daughter and we're grateful for what others have done to help us. I am not the type of man to ask anyone for help like this and we just want to say thank you to those who contributed," Carmen's father Tony Schleppy said.
There is also a Facebook group supporters may join to encourage and pray for Carmen and her family called "Pray for Carmen Schleppy" at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=grou....
Carmen is a first-grader at Forest Park Elementary, and she and her family attend Reverend Mark Thompson's First Baptist Church on South Walnut Street. Carmen is a member of the AWANA Kids Program.
"She has to have a feeding tube to get the nutrients she needs. She'll be here at the hospital a while, but she's been a trooper," Tony said.
The Schleppy's are also responsible for three other children while Carmen is in the hospital. They have an 11-year-old son, a 10-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son.
Those interested in making a donation can contact Fifth Third at 446-2543.