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December 17, 2021

Meet the AARBF Board of Directors

“While all of us came to AARBF via different routes and purposes, we are all inextricably tied to one another through our commitment to improve the lives of Californians.”

August 19, 2021

Meet the AARBF Interns

Meet the interns for July – December 2021, Pradnya, Elise, Megan, Lexie, Amber and Arely.

February 25, 2021

Diane Ruch Host Turning Mourning into a Movement

At age eight, Alisa Ann Ruch was fatally injured in a backyard barbecue accident in Southern California. Bravely turning their mourning into a movement, Alisa ...

February 10, 2021

AARBF Love Stories

Spoiler alert...this love story has a sad ending. But it’s a true Burn Foundation love story from meeting at camp in 1993, hanging out and ...

November 23, 2020

Ethan, David and Frani Ruch’s Stories

“When a family grieves together, a family heals together. And if one doesn’t heal the same way, they can help each other through it differently.”-Ethan ...

October 29, 2020

Tremone’s Story: From Burn Injury to Burn Survivor Advocate

“The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation kept me from going over the cliff. I was raised in a bad environment but AARBF exposed me to ...

July 24, 2020

Virtual Outdoor Trip 2020

Virtual Champ Camp

June 5, 2020

Combating Isolation: Miki Mathes’ Story

“We don't heal in isolation, but in community.” Kelley Harrell, Best-Selling Author Isolation is a feeling of sadness, loneliness and not feeling connected to the ...

November 14, 2019

Shannon and Amanda Collins

The day after Christmas, December 26, 2006, Shannon and Amanda, along with 11 of their family members, were gathered for the holidays at their grandparents’ …