The Herbert Mahne Family Foundation awarded a grant to the Burn Center at Regions Hospital in St. Paul Minnesota, the grant will make the Burn Center a friendlier place for children of all ages who spend time on the unit. For a child recovering from a serious burn injury, time spent on an intensive care unit can be an intense and scary place, where much of the time is spent undergoing painful procedures in a sterile environment where kids are not allowed to just be kids.

This grant will give young patients a safe place to relax where they can play and socialize with other children. It will give them toys, games and technologies that will allow them to have fun and express their creative sides, stay in touch with family and friends, and begin re-integrating into school. We hope it will rehabilitate their body, mind and spirit.