Resources Tagged With 'Burn Injured Children'
A Parent’s Perspective

“Mrs. Assad, you need to accept that your son has suffered a burn injury and is badly scarred. Scars are ugly. We don’t like them, but we can’t take them away. They are a part of who your son is now. This burn is severe; you are lucky William is alive. That is all you should be focused on right now.” Hearing from a renowned burn specialist in New York City that his only remedy for the injury was acceptance left me stunned. Waking up to the realization that my son would forever be changed as a result of the accident opened the floodgates of guilt, and I found myself stuck in a dark place. Alicia Assad was able to move forward from guilt to gratitude. Read more to find out how she did it.

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How Shifting the Focus to Gratitude Helped My Family Heal

Alicia Assad, mother of a burn survivor, tells the story of the injury and recovery of her then 2-year-old son, William. She shares her efforts of consciously seeking gratitude as a technique to increase positive emotion, gain strength during challenging moments, and increase her ability to cope under stress.

Family Stories Burn injured children Getting back to living Wellness Survivor Stories Gratitude Healing Alicia Assad
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