This past weekend was pretty hectic for me.
Not only did I attend the Mamingwey Burn Survivors Conference, but I accepted a scholarship, spoke about this project, was on a panel and was in their fashion show. Yup, it was definitely a busy day.
Because of everything I was doing, I wasn’t able to take too many of my own photos. Luckily, I had the help of multiple people including my good friend/talented photographer Stephen Burton (he also took the photos of me for my project).
Here are some of the photos from the conference:
Keynote speaker and burn survivor James Bosch led us through a finger painting exercise and here’s what I came up with
[Photo credit: Stephen Burton] Speaking about my project
[Photo credit: Stephen Burton]
[Photo credit: Stephen Burton] Speaking on the conference panel (Adults burned as children)
I’m so grateful for all the other burn survivor support organizations I’ve come across, but Mamingwey is particularly near and dear to my heart. Not only are they in my home province, but they have been incredibly supportive of my project and I hope to keep my connection to them even after the project.
To learn more about Mamingwey or to donate to the organization here are their links:
Maria Cristina, you are well on your way to a terrific project.
Thanks Duncan! 🙂
Hi Maria Cristina,
Keep up the good work. You are a treasure in the Canadian Burn Community!
Thank you for your kind words Don. Thank you for all your support in my project, it means a lot to me!
I didn’t get to the Mamingwey Conference or World Burn but I have heard from others that your presentation was fantastic, which doesn’t surprise me. You are a wonderful, talented girl and I’m sure you will have much success in life but for now we are honored to have you in our burn community.
Aw Debbie you’re going to make me cry! It’s so nice to hear such kind words. Thank you again with all your help in my project, I can’t wait for you and everyone to see the final product and I hope that I make you all proud. Take care always.