The Arnold & Itkin Foundation Scholarship
For Children of Burn Survivors
I'm the one who got burned, but my family has suffered too.
A construction foreman was working on the expansion of an operating natural gas processing facility in Louisiana when something went horribly wrong. Through no fault of his own, a reboiler full of propane ruptured, causing a massive explosion.
“I remember running a short distance,” he said, “and all I know. . . I was inside the fireball.” He suffered burns to his hand and his face, but the scalding air that scorched his lungs caused the real long term damage. During the slow recovery, he realized he would never be the same again, but his biggest regret was that, because he could no longer earn the same income, his son had to change his college plans.
Restoring Financial Security through Education
This is not uncommon for survivors of catastrophic injury, and his story is one of many that has inspired the Arnold & Itkin Foundation to establish scholarships for the children of burn survivors. We are working closely with the American Burn Association to fund, promote, and administer scholarships designed to give the children new opportunities and to give burn survivors hope for the future.
Catastrophic accidents can leave our present in dire shape, but the Foundation is actively working to help families restore their children’s futures through college education. By providing families with scholarships, we’ll heal the impact an injury has on victims’ children (and the community at large). By funding opportunities for the children of burn victims, we're creating a world where children won't suffer the consequences of their parents' injuries.
Our Foundation makes sure healing from an injury is possible for the entire family.