Evelin - 8 years later
This sweet girl, Evelin, stole my heart eight years ago - spunky, brave, and super excited about her pressure garments! She was four years old and had extensive burns on her arms and abdomen that had required skin grafts and a lengthy hospital stay. We started her therapy while I was visiting Bolivia and she made a big impression on me.
I was thrilled yesterday that I was in the clinic when she walked in, EIGHT YEARS since I saw her last! She immediately ran up to our photo WALL OF LOVE and pointed herself out to me! She still wears a garment every day and is working hard to keep her skin soft and malleable as she turns into a teenager and her body begins to change. Take a look at the photos from yesterday, Evelin is 12 years old now! Of course, she stole my heart all over again and we have become what's app buddies too! I love you sweet Evelin!
Hi, I'm Cindy,
God literally set me on fire in 2001 with third degree burns on 40% of my body so that I could understand the needs and so that I would have a passion for other burn victims......Now, I travel and teach, helping care givers in developing countries around the world with practical ideas on how to offer a low cost, effective, rehabilitation program for their patients.
University of SC: Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award: Cindy Jackson, 1981 education graduate, wins top alumni award for work with burn patients in developing nations
"I had to get burned", Cindy Jackson turned personal trauma into force for healing