Non-Profit Helps Girls Soar Confidently With Their Burns and Scars
It happens in a moment... a wayward spark from a fireplace leaps to curtain, a pot of hot oil is suddenly tipped over, a kids game with matches and fireworks goes terribly wrong....
When this moment happens to a young girl, it can lead to serious burn injuries that leave a lifelong scar. They then carry the weight of disfigurement for most of their lives, and struggle to cope with society's reactions to their scars. Fortunately, there is caring organization that can address this pain - Angel Faces.
This non-profit was founded by Lesia Cartelli who endured a severe burn injury and subsequent scarring in a natural gas explosion as a child. As an adult, she used her own experience and her understanding of the psychological and social needs of these adolescent girls with burn and trauma injuries to create an organization that designs retreats and after care programs for those who have the burden of living with visible wounds.
Watch how Lesia's approach of surrounding the girls with peers who can relate to their trauma is working - they are learning how to handle staring and teasing and how make themselves be able to stand a little taller.
Program participant Zebonie Lopez sums up what the program can do for each individual - "If there is a girl with self esteem issues what I would tell her is be your gorgeous self and don't care what other people think."
Learn more at: https://www.angelfaces.com/
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