When Newport News firefighter Katie Grabow arrives in Charlottesville this week to volunteer at the Central Virginia Burn Camp, she will know what to expect.
This is her fourth time working at the camp for young burn victims. Her first time was very different. “I was a little fearful,” she said. “We deal with the fires, but the aftereffects aren’t something we deal with a lot. Especially with kids. It took a little acclimation as far as how to deal with the kids. That first year takes some adjustment.”
But pretty soon she came to a simple realization: She needed to deal with these kids the way she would deal with any other kids.