August 28 Blog

The Low Down on Construction – August 28

Inspirational!  Is there any other word to describe Merit member, Kim Sutherland?  

Kim’s story is one of courage and determination.  As a child, a fluke burn accident changed her life forever. It was this tragic incident that has helped make Kim the incredible person she has become.

Today Kim makes a difference in other burn victims’ lives as she shares her story through the Saskatchewan Burn Support Network.  At the end of the presentation each person leaves knowing they are not alone in their journey.

This extraordinary woman has not let burns to over 40% of her body slow her down. In fact, she was the major force behind the creation of the Saskatchewan Burn Support Network, an organization dedicated to helping others in the same situation.

What I find very inspirational is that Kim continues to share her story with others and now sees her scars as a symbol of survival. She’s battled through numerous skin graft surgeries and uses her experiences to help others through their recovery.  Her message of being comfortable with herself is as powerful as her desire to help others.

We are truly blessed to have Kim Sutherland’s leadership in our community as well as part of our MERIT family.

If you’re looking for more information about the SBSN or would like to contribute to this very worthy cause, check out their FaceBook page, or email them.  You’ll be glad you did!