Scars and friends for life
The summer is soon a thing of the past. But the grown-ups, school, the rest of the world is still far away. For close to a week, 31 children and youths have played and fought, flirted and cried, hurt each other and sworn everlasting friendship. They have also seen each other's scars.
All participants at Burn Camp have had surgery for serious burn injuries. Some were burned at such a young age that they can't remember not having scars. Others have traumatic memories from the events in which they were hurt. Some have only just survived. At an age when looks matter so much, when all kids struggle to form their identities, the young burn victims have to come to terms with scars they will carry for the rest of their lives.