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On 5-15-19 Akira was severely burnt by a caregiver who gave her scolding hot soup straight from the microwave. She immediately got life-flighted to Seattle where she had to undergo two skin grafts and will need many more. Akira suffered tremendously along with her family. It was the worst experience of our life watching our precious little girl suffer the way she did. Not only did it cause us to be emotionally and physically drained we also suffered a financial hardship because I had to stay in motels, while her mother Alisha stayed at the hospital with her critically injured daughter. Also, because this happened so fast and was unexpected Alisha was not able to pack any clothes or even prepare for being away from home.
Unfortunately, most of us are not prepared for a medical emergency and according to the statistics most people, who file for bankruptcy, is because of an emergency that they had not been prepared for. For this reason, we decided to get the Foundation for Akira to help other families with emergency shelter, transportation, hygiene, and clothing because these times are extremely unexpected and stressful, therefore, we want to do what we can to help, however, we understand that no matter what this is going to be a stressful time but if these families get help with their personal needs then it will take so much stress off them. We found that there was very little help for us until the Washington Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation was able to help us stay in an apartment right down the street from the hospital. It was amazing to have the help and it took so much stress off us to be so close to the hospital.
Our short-term goal is to help with shelter, transportation, and vouchers for clothing and/or hygiene needs. Our long-term goal Is to eventually purchase an apartment building and name it “Akira’s House” . None of us know when a medical emergency is going to happen to our loved one so please help any way you can so you can be a part of helping families. #togetherwecanmakeadifference
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