It is with great sadness that I share that our co-founder, friend and fellow Board of Trustee member Dr. Richard Grossman has passed away.
Dr. Grossman’s legacy will live on in the eyes of all the brave children he has treated and in the continued work of the Children’s Burn Foundation. It is with deep appreciation to Dr. Grossman for helping position us as the premier children’s foundation providing surgical, medical and psychological support and burn prevention education. The strong vision he provided laid the groundwork for our success. His inspiration will guide us as we continue our work without interruption for decades to come.
Since its founding in 1985 by Dr. Richard Grossman and actor McLean Stevenson, Dr. Grossman has been an unwavering supporter of our programs. We embraced his vision when we reorganized the foundation in 1995. Inspired by Dr. Grossman’s early vision, we began expanding the reach and influence of the foundation from early years at the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital to burn centers throughout Southern California and the nation. The Children’s Burn Foundation has become a regional, national and international leader in burn treatment for children, burn prevention and burn education.
Since 1995 when The Council was first established, this group of 70 strong female community leaders and supporters, have helped sustain the work of the Children’s Burn Foundation as we continue to grow and expand our reach.
Our sincere condolences to Elizabeth Grossman, his wife, Dr. Peter Grossman, one of his sons, who continues to work with the Children’s Burn Foundation, other members of the Grossman family and the many people who love him.
We will miss him and will continue his vision.
Chairman, Board of Trustees
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Just link your Ralphs Card to Children’s Burn Foundation in 1 of these 3 ways:
AT THE STORE:
Print this: CBF Ralphs Barcode and bring it with you to Ralphs.
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Once the barcode on the letter has been linked with your Ralphs Card, you’re done! Children’s Burn Foundation will automatically get a percentage of the proceeds every time you use your Ralphs Card!
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Step 2: Once you have registered, Log In.
Step 3: Click on MY ACCOUNT.
Step 4: Click on ACCOUNT SETTINGS.
Step 5: Scroll down and click on COMMUNITY REWARDS.
Step 6: Click on “Edit Community Contribution Program Information” and fill out the requested fields.
Step 7: Enter CBF’s #: 93429 inside the search box and then click SEARCH.
Step 8: Click on CHILDRENS BURN FOUNDATION and then click SAVE CHANGES.
Children’s Burn Foundation should now be listed in your Community Rewards settings.
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Summer is on! Backyard barbeques, stories around the campfire, and of course, fireworks on the 4th of July! For most children, it’s a time for fun and family, but for a few, it’s a harsh reminder of a moment—a flash—that changed their life forever.
“If only I hadn’t tripped into that fire pit…”
“If only I hadn’t lifted the lid of the barbeque without dad’s help…”
If only Dwight hadn’t entered an abandoned warehouse…
He had no idea the horror that would result. A firework left in the warehouse exploded next to Dwight, burning 56 percent of his body. Multiple surgeries ensued over years of recovery, and all-the-while Children’s Burn Foundation supported him. But Dwight didn’t just need a physical recovery; he needed help emotionally coping with the badly scarred body he found himself in. Children’s Burn Foundation’s psychosocial support programs also gave Dwight a shoulder to lean on.
Dwight recently graduated from middle school and received numerous academic achievement awards—evidence of his gained confidence and hope for the future. We are so proud of him!
Dwight is just one of many children who suffer from these types of unbelievable tragedies. In 2011, an estimated 2,400 children were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms for fireworks injuries.
At the Children’s Burn Foundation, we make it our responsibility to support child burn survivors and their families in their many and diverse needs, such as:
- Reconstructive surgeries
- Gas money to get to the hospital
- A warm place to stay while a child is being treated away from home
- Support groups and burn camps that remind child burn survivors: there is hope
Your support could save a child from excruciating pain.
Kindest personal regards,
Or you can give by mail, phone, or fax:
Children’s Burn Foundation
5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 450
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Adolf was burned at age 6 in Uganda when his aunt threw scalding hot banana leaves on the backs of his legs as punishment. He hasn’t been able to stand upright since, and often crawled around on all fours; but when the Children’s Burn Foundation was alerted to Adolf’s need, we lept at the chance to help him walk normally again.
Having arrived in Los Angeles for burn treatment just in time for his first Thanksgiving with a caring host family, Adolf had his first doctor’s appointment the first week of December. Dr. Peter Grossman of the Grossman Burn Center was hopeful that Adolf would be walking by Christmas… and walking he is! Follow these links to see the touching story, as covered by CBS, The L.A. Times and other local news:
New Stories on Adolf 12/26/12
Check out CBF’s newly released annual Newsletter for Winter 2012!
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Wondering how our little friend Yousuf is doing? He was at Family Camp this Memorial Day weekend and having a blast! Watch this fun video taken by his dad of Brave Yousuf climbing to the highest rung!
Don’t know Yousuf? Read his story here.
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