The Children's Burn Foundation is there for entire family, whether providing medical support or family assistance, they recognize that the entire family is affected by burns. Psycho social services are provided not only for the burn survivor child, but for their siblings and parents. The burn world is a unique world, one that is not known like the cancer world, yet it impacts all members of the family. Without the Children's Burn Foundation, many families would have no where else to go.
The Children's Burn Foundation does amazing work like no other organization in their field. They provide Full Recovery services to the child burn survivors, as well as, support financial and psychological support for their families. They are a small organization with an enormous impact!
My son was badly burned two years and eight months ago. My son was flown to USC to be treated. We were there for six weeks. A couple of days after sleeping in the waiting while my son was in ICU Carol from the Children's Burn Foundation called me and told me that they knew I financially needed help and that whatever my insurance wouldn't pay they would. I was shocked and relieved. Days later Tanya from the Children's Burn Foundation called me and said she was sending someone over to give me gift certificates for places to eat, seeing I was eating whatever was at the hospital which wasn't much. She also said they were going to pay my rent for several months so that I would have that burden taken off of me. When my son and I came home, the Children's Burn Foundation said they would pay for my sons therapy and surgeries. My son has had to have many procedures and surgeries and they were all paid for by the Children's Burn Foundation. My son has been so lucky to have the number one burn doctor in the world Dr. Peter Grossman do his surgeries and procedures. Because of the help and kindness of the Children's Burn Foundation and their staff my son is now back in school, playing football and living his life. I am so grateful for everything this foundation has done for us. My son also goes to the teen support group. A very safe and caring support group with great leaders. This group has help him bond with other burn survivors.
This organization gives hope and healing to the most downtrodden.... those with debilitating burns, with emotional scars, too.
We at The L.A. Troupe have partnered with the Children's Burn Foundation since 2001, taking fire and burn safety messages to children in at risk communities throughout southern California. It has been such a pleasure to work with everyone at the Foundation; their primary concern is reaching as many children as possible with prevention and life saving messages. In the past 16 years the program has reached nearly 800,000 pre-k through third grade students! In the words of a teacher from a school in Los Angeles: "I am a teacher at Manchester Avenue elementary. For the last couple of years, your fire prevention team has come out to our school to do a fire prevention assembly. Each time, they are the children's favorite assembly, and mine as well... They get the message across in such a warm hearted, delightful way...what an outstanding presentation you bring. Thank you, thank you!".
I once volunteered at the summer camp program that the Children's Burn Foundation puts on every summer for the dozens of kids they help and their families that they support. Watching this pseudo family was a truly incredible and inspiring thing to see. One of the best moments of the entire weekend was when I was walking down a path to the children's kickball game, when I passed a young boy from a very small village in Africa (he had never heard of pizza or burgers before CBF brought him to LA for surgeries!) His burns are so severe that, at age 16, he only has one eye, no hair, and only one working arm, which also only has two fingers. He was walking away from the lake with a fishing pole held awkwardly leaning on his shoulder (the only way I think he's able to hold anything.) As I walked passed him, I asked if he was having a good day. In his broken English, thick accent, and high pitched voice, he responded with the biggest smile his face could muster, and said, "I'm so happy. This is the best day of my life."
I believe in the Children's Burn Foundation mission in helping young children severely burned without the financial means to receive the surgeries needed in order to live a productive life.
I have seen children with their mouths fused to their necks without the possibility of eating, speaking, children with limbs so tragically burned they cannot walk or eat, eye's and noses missing to mention just a few. I am horrified at the thought they can have lived this way for years.
My family and friends have been donating to CBF for over 10 years and will continue to contribute.
The Children's Burn Foundation is an amazing organization that assists child burn survivors who have suffered devastating burns - locally, nationally and around the world - and provides burn prevention education to more than 75,000 children and adults in the greater Los Angeles area. The organization has hundreds of committed board members and volunteers that make this organization one of the top non-profits. I am honored to be part of this organization.
The Children's Burn Foundation is truly a special organization. It strives to treat the most number of children both locally in Southern California, nationally and internationally while doing so in the most effective and efficient ways. The organization has developed many relationships with experts in the field to bring better burn care and burn prevention education that is culturally sensitive.
CBF goes beyond expectations in meeting the child's needs when it comes to burn treatment. From support groups to paying for medical procedures and adding their love and personal touch to each family, what they do for us (families with burned children) is priceless. God Bless them! When burned children have CBF on their side on their recovery journey they are thriving!
Children's Burn Foundation is consistently at the highest level of support and caring for young burn victims and their families. From the staff to the volunteers to the Board of Directors, this non-profit is extremely well-run, organized, and effective in getting funds directly to where needed most.
Not only does the Children's Burn Foundation take care of all emergency and non-emergency medical care for its survivors, but the psychological, educational and cultural needs as well. In addition to the excellent and comprehensive care the foundation offers, their outreach to the community educating children and adults alike is unparalleled. The global training programs they provide to other doctors is unique and substantial. All programming under the helm of Executive Director Carol Horvitz has been executed under the highest of standards and with extraordinary enthusiasm. Bravo!
The Children's Burn Foundation is an extraordinary nonprofit. In addition to providing urgent care for child burn survivors, CBF takes the next step by treating all of the medical, social and cosmetic needs of the patient from the onset of injury through young adulthood. Based in Los Angeles, this outstanding foundation serves communities locally and globally with both medical intervention as well as educational training for students and medical professionals. CBF deserves careful consideration should be applauded for its exceptional attention to caring service.
I am proud to be a member of this foundation. The Children's Burn Foundation offers everything: Medical Care & Support for Physical Recovery, Family Emergency Assistance, Camps & Retreats for Child Burn Survivors and Families and Teen, Child & Family Support Groups. They do it all! And the very best.
I have worked in the Non Profit industry for many years, and I am impressed with the work that the Children's Burn Foundation has done. They are very efficient and effective at what they do, and they have earned respect from the burn community both domestically and internationally.
For a small staff, the company has exceptional reach into various communities and has occupied a unique position in that they assist burn survivors with a full-scope recovery all the way to 18 years of age.
Unfortunately, there are no shortage of burn survivors, and if you are looking to give, this is a great entity to support.
I have been involved with the Children's Burn Foundation for over 13 years. As a burn survivor, I wanted to get involved with a group that lens assistance to children who have been burned. There is not another charity in USA that offers all of the services that the Children's Burn Foundation currently offers. I am proud to be involved with this group.
A group of dedicated volunteers who go above and beyond to help burn victims. They have improved the lives of so many burn survivors and have given then new hope.
The generosity of our donors has enabled the Children's Burn Foundation (CBF) to care for severely burned children from across the world. CBF's structure and protocols allow for exceptionally fast response to requests to arrange treatment and provide funding for that treatment. This response time has contributed to our saving several lives. As an example ,we recently medevaced a severely burned young Ukrainian girl to the U.S. for lifesaving treatment unavailable to her in the Ukraine.
I sit on the boards of five nonprofits all of which provide substantively important services to society, but none deal with the literal life and death decisions which Children's Burn Foundation faces daily. Reviewing the files and viewing the photos of a severely burned child is extraordinarily diffficult and uncomfortable but the consequence of our denying to provide support to any one of the children brought to us is dreadful.
Yet, because of the creativity, knowledge and commitment of Staff, the Auxiliary and the Board, the word "no" has been excised from our vocabulary. While our fiduciary responsibility requires us to discuss the pros and cons of providing the requested care, the essential part of our conversation is always focused on finding the most efficient way to pay for it so that we preserve as much as possible for the next burned child. CBF's creative responses to its challenges have enabled it to care for children from around the world.
A burn injury is one of the most devastating injuries that a person can endure. Its impact does not spare any aspect of a person's health - physically, emotionally and psychologically. The scars, both internal and external are lifelong. As a survivor of a burn injury as a child, I have a unique perspective as a board member of this tremendous organization. Not only do children endure excruciatingly painful and prolonged medical treatment for burn injuries, they also endure lifelong emotional and psychological challenges as a result of their visible scarring. The Children's Burn Foundation not only provides necessary and lifesaving, first class medical care, they also provide support for the families of these children. The Children's Burn Foundation is proud of its commitment to "full recovery" of these children which includes ongoing medical care, psycho-social support and family assistance. The Children's Burn Foundation doesn't stop there, we are also committed to burn prevention and education in the hopes that we can prevent these devastating injuries from occurring in the first place. I am so proud to be a part of this organization that is so committed to making a difference in the lives of so many people devastated by a burn injury.
Carol Horvitz, along with her dedicated colleagues at the Children’s Burn Foundation continue to give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically, and socially.
The steadfast effort to reach out to individuals, corporations, and the community, providing education and prevention programs, shows an exemplary commitment to the children and their families.
Each of us, most likely, have been touched by a family that has experienced the horrific effects that these children have to face. My loyalty and ongoing support as a Board Member of the Children’s Burn Foundation are unwavering. Keep up the outstanding work!
Michael C. Palmer
I am very proud to be a board member of the Council of the Children's Burn Foundation and volunteer my time to help with the important task of assisting child burn survivors. I joined the organization over 10 years ago, and I have made this cause the one I work hardest for. The Children's Burn Foundation staff and corps of volunteers is dedicated to providing medical, emotional and social support to these children and their families - locally, nationally and internationally. It is extremely rewarding to see the children and their families at events the foundation hosts (camps, holiday parties) and see how they have benefitted from the wonderful support that they have received from the CBF.
Donating to this cause means your money will be used judiciously and wisely to improve the quality of life of children who have suffered so unfairly from burn injuries.
I am proud to be a member of the Council of the Children's Burn Foundation and volunteer my time to help with the important task of assisting child burn survivors. The Children's Burn Foundation staff and corps of volunteers is dedicated to providing medical, emotional and social support to these children and their families - locally, nationally and internationally. It is extremely rewarding to see the children and their families and how they have benefitted from the wonderful support that they have received from the CBF.