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March 17, 2022

Julie Burns: Creating a Lasting Legacy

“Be mindful and be mindful of those you care about as well.”

February 4, 2022

Arely Grageola: My Story, My Words

People have questions and it’s ok to have our story ready to go for when this happens so that we can answer everything but it’s also ok to not want to answer, to change the topic or to keep it to ourselves if we’re not ready to share.

February 4, 2022

Nat De Jesus: My Story, My Words

“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to the world, is a revolutionary act that can lead to love, understanding, transcended, and community.”

February 4, 2022

Bob Aymar: My Story, My Words

Once I got hurt, I just slowed everything down. “Let’s love every second, let’s slow the clock down, let’s enjoy the sunlight and look at the flowers, look at the clouds, look at the sunlight”.

February 4, 2022

Elise Morris: My Story, My Words

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.”

February 4, 2022

Lexie Khounphithack: My Story, My Words

For a long time, I had struggled with having hidden burns just because I have friends that have visible scars and they made me feel like maybe I don’t deserve to be at places like World Burn Congress or camp.

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 ...