Post courtesy of FireFightersForHealing.org
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date Of Injury: July 3, 2010
On July 3rd, 2010. Minneapolis firefighter, Jake LaFerriere, suffered 3rd and 4th degree burns in a backdraft explosion while battling a house fire. It was at the hospital while being treated for his burns that Jake met young children who were undergoing the same painful treatment for their injuries. The event, Jake refers to as “a blessing”, changed his life forever. Jake founded Firefighters for Healing with the mission of supporting children and burn victims in ways insurance companies and caretakers are unable to.
We have donated tens of thousands of dollars to local burn units
and provided thousands of dollars to help burn survivors in their recovery efforts.
The best way to understand our impact is by seeing it for yourself: