HERO of the Month Program Honors Children with Burn Injuries

HERO of the Month Program Honors Children with Burn Injuries

Celebrates Brave Children Enduring Great Pain

Kids Wish Network’s Hero of the Month is a nationwide program that honors children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have faced and overcome difficult circumstances, often enduring a great deal of pain and suffering. Pediatric facilities tout the Hero program for its ability to positively impact the lives of the children, as well as their caregivers.

Burn injuries in children are one of the top injuries we see in the HERO of the Month nominations we receive. Children and teens suffering from a burn injury need special attention and treatment as they tackle their recovery. Although their young lives are changed forever, their courage and spirit serve as an inspiration to us all.

Childhood burn survivors not only face the physical aspects of their injury but the emotional repercussions as well. Fear of rejection or anxiety about social interaction with peers is a common concern for kids and teens during the recovery process and many are bullied. Kids Wish Network is taking a stand against bullying.

Hundreds of hospitals and facilities across the nation have participated in the Hero of the Month program. Many, including hospitals with pediatric burn units, are waiting to join to recognize the bravery of their patients. We are always welcoming new facilities to the program.

Our HEROs have touched our hearts; we know they will touch yours too. Meet some of our Heroes.

Included among our HERO of the Month facilities are many of the Shriners Hospitals across the country. Shriners in Cincinnati is a very active member of the HERO of the Month program and has been honored by Kids Wish Network for its support. These are just a couple of the stories about the hospital’s pediatric burn patients.

Hero Of The Month Amber

Amber was just a baby when she sustained severe burns on 70% of her body. As a child facing life altering burns, she has a big fighting spirit.
Click on Amber’s picture to read her story.

Hero of the month Bryson

At the age of 9, Bryson sustained a flame burn injury that affected 87% of his body. The extensive nature and severity of Bryson’s injuries required numerous surgeries to achieve complete wound coverage.
Click on Bryson’s picture to read his story.




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