Empowering Human Potential

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For Burn Survivors, by Burn Survivors


November’s feature of the month is my friend,

Christopher Madden.

Christopher was burned in a gasoline accident at the young age of two.

Christopher was standing outside in the driveway, next to a car when his accident occurred. His brothers were in the garage refueling a moped when Danny (Chris’ brother) lit a cigarette.  This ignited the fumes which quickly spread to the gas can. Ricky (Chris’ other brother) grabbed the gas can and quickly threw it out of the garage, not knowing Chris was standing there. The can rolled under a car causing it to go up in flames spraying gasoline and fire onto the ground and onto Christopher causing him to be burned on over 85% of his body.

Christopher is a very bright, positive and loving young man. He is currently 16 years old and looking forward to getting his drivers license, hanging out with friends and dating.

The Marco Houpe Foundation is looking forward to working with Christopher and his mother (Lynn Pappas) to help Chris lead a normal and productive life.

We got your back, Chris! Much love to you my friend.

Since 2008, The Marco Houpe Foundation has been dedicated to helping burn patients and their families at every step of their recovery. We support the Nationwide Children's Hospital Burn Unit in conjunction with providing counseling, life coaching, medical and essential needs, direction for reconstructive and plastic surgeries along with education on fire prevention.

In addition, our nonprofit organization in Columbus provides public speakers to hospitals, schools, youth organizations, and corporate companies. Our ideas are directed toward positive development, inner strength, and an "I Can Do It" attitude, all professionally bundled to "Empower Human Potential".

Mission Statement:

Here at The Marco Houpe Foundation our mission is to "Empower Human Potential".

We strive to provide patient-centered confidential services with compassion, deserving respect, support and advocacy for burn survivors and their families across the United States.

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Meet the Founders