The experience at Camp Courage never disappoints. Young burn survivors who have faced tremendous trauma and sometimes feel alone in their struggles find a safe place to have fun again. During this week, they can also meet many other children facing similar challenges. It is a relief for them in many ways to find support not only from adults but also from their peers.

As camp came to a close this year, we were able to inform campers that, thanks to your generous support, there will be more activities hosted close to home for them throughout the next year. This way, they can stay connected to those they met and continue to build confidence in their journey toward the future.

Bringing local services throughout Arizona has been a major focus for ABF over the past several years, and now it has been made possible by you, our generous donors. These services include picnics for families, bowling nights, Diamondbacks games, holiday parties, and much more.

Without your involvement, we would be sending these children back to their neighborhoods with some coping skills from camp, but they would have to wait a year to reconnect with their community. Your support offers those who need it a chance to regroup and find that sense of community support once again in the months between camps.

As we continue to work to bring more opportunities for the burn community to engage with each other, please let us know as a survivor what ABF could do in your area to assist in bringing people together. As a donor, if you would like to know more about how your gift has made all this possible, please reach out to me, and we can make that connection with you.

Stay safe, everyone, and I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon.