I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for the unwavering support and assistance you have provided me since my release from the hospital and even before. Your organization has been an invaluable support system for me and my family, going above and beyond to lend a helping hand during our most challenging times.

I want to specifically acknowledge the immense impact you have had on my educational journey. Despite facing the tremendous hurdle of recovering from severe burns, you have given me the greatest gift I could ever ask for: the belief in myself and the hope to pursue my studies. As someone with 72% body skin burns, who spent seven long months at Valleywise Health and remains heavily dependent on my parents, the road to independence still lies ahead with pending surgeries. However, your encouragement and unwavering support have empowered me to persist and pursue my goal of completing my studies.

I am thrilled to share that I have returned to university, now attending Arizona State University in pursuit of a master’s degree at the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. It brings me immense joy to be back on campus, adapting to my new normal life. Throughout this journey, you have provided both financial and emotional support, checking up on me regularly, inquiring about my classes, and offering encouragement every step of the way. Your dedication and care go far beyond what any organization would typically offer. I truly feel like a cherished member of your extended family, and it is this deep level of commitment that sets you apart.

I cannot express enough how grateful I am for your loyalty and support. Thanks to your unwavering belief in me, I am now able to pursue my dreams and work towards achieving my educational goals. You have made an indelible impact on my life, and I am forever grateful for your kindness and generosity.

Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am honored to have the opportunity to share my story and express my appreciation. Your dedication to supporting burn survivors like myself is truly commendable, and I am inspired by your work every day. Please know that I am always available to assist and contribute to the Arizona Burn Foundation in any way I can.


With warmest regards,

Hitaxi M.

Arizona State University | Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

MSCS Grad Student