The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with the Healing Kids Foundation. Healing Kids Foundation is a charity designed to help pediatric burn victims and their families as well as to bring awareness and hopeful prevention to pediatric burns in the Detroit area and surrounding cities. This new initiative was started by Tonya Klein, whose husband is a pediatric surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where pediatric burns are one of his specialties.
Per the American Burn Association:
Each year in the US, roughly 250,000 children under age 17 require medical attention for burn injuries. Approximately 15,000 children require hospitalization for burn injuries. 1,100 children per year die from fires and burn-related injuries.