Who We Serve
Children who have been severely impacted by burns deserve every support to achieve their goals and live fulfilling lives. Their stories inspire us daily.
Aysha was severely injured by barrel bombs in Syria when she was only three years old. CBF, in partnership with the Burnt Children Relief Fund (BCRF), has been helping Aysha with treatment and recovery in the United States since May 2018. Although her treatments are extensive, Aysha’s spunky spirit remains intact. She receives burn care at Shriners for Children Medical Center, Pasadena, and specialized hand surgeries at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Her exuberance enchants everyone as she enjoys events such as CBF’s Camp Gung Ho, our Children’s Holiday Party, a Disneyland adventure, and a ride-a-long with the Glendale Fire Department.
This vivacious bundle of energy hopes to be a burn doctor one day.
Wendy was badly burned in a horrific house fire when she was nine years old. She was treated for three months at a hospital in Mexico before her family moved to the United States to seek treatment. Her parents could not afford burn care and did not know where to turn – until they discovered Children’s Burn Foundation. On a Friday afternoon in May 2018, Wendy and her family walked into the CBF office and found the help – and the hope – they so desperately needed. Since that day, CBF has helped Wendy receive state-of-the-art medical treatment with Dr. Peter Grossman at the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills Hospital and Medical Center. CBF’s full recovery support for Wendy also includes counseling with a child life specialist, support groups for the family, and
socialization with other child burn survivors and their siblings at fun-filled events like Camp Gung-Ho.
Wendy is an energetic, engaging child burn survivor with a beautiful smile and a bright future.
Yousif’s life changed dramatically in January 2007 when masked men grabbed the five-year-old boy, doused him in gasoline, and set him ablaze outside his home in central Baghdad, Iraq. Yousif spent two months in an Iraq hospital, but needed further treatment. Desperate for help, the family shared Yousif’s story and CNN covered it in August 2007. Children’s Burn Foundation became involved and Yousif has been part of the CBF family ever since. CBF has helped Yousif receive state-of-the-art medical treatment with Dr. Peter Grossman at the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills Hospital and Medical Center. And our full recovery support continues to be there for him. Yousif is an active participant in CBF’s teen support group and has been a teen leader at our Camp Gung Ho events.
This steadfast young man graduated from high school in June 2020 and we look forward to seeing all that he accomplishes in the future!