November 10, 2019

Getting Confidence Back

By uclahealth

Operation Mend gave me my confidence back,” confirms Angelica Jimenez, a USMC Field Radio Operator who got treatment from Operation Mend for her third-degree burns and scarring. “While convoying back to base, a suicide bomber hit my truck and exploded. I sustained third-degree burns on my hands, leg, arm, about half of my face, and I had shrapnel wounds. I had really bad scarring in my thigh, and wearing certain clothing made me feel really insecure. They were able to reduce some of the scarring, so it looks close to normal. The staff is extremely polite, helpful and you can tell they’re genuinely here for you. Operation Mend is a program that will help you get back on your feet. Don’t be afraid to reach out. They’ll be here for you.”

Tags: featured, Operation Mend, Veteran, Veterans Day

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