Katie Piper Foundation
Katie Piper founded this London-based organization after she suffered a brutal acid attack at the age of 24 which scarred her for life. KPF assists people with burns and scars to reconnect with their lives and communities while working to create a world where scars do not limit a person’s function, social inclusion, or sense of wellbeing.
Gen 2 funding will enable the Piper Foundation to provide hair replacement systems to several burns survivors, and use the documentation of their positive experiences to advocate for this procedure to be covered by Britain’s National Health Service.
“The Katie Piper Foundation provided my sister with a new hair system. She has gone from despair to looking forward to things in life. She has started attending family gatherings again and has even been away on holiday, activities she has not done for several years. She said to me ‘it’s like a dream come true, I’d stopped believing there were people out there who would help me.’ We have our sister back!”