Noah’s Journey: The Life of a Burn Victim with 6-Degree Burns from a House Explosion at age 12

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Meet Noah, a determined person who was in a house explosion at age 12. I met him as his instructor in 2004 and we also worked together at Long Beach City College.

At age 12, Noah was in a house explosion resulting in 6-degree burns. We talk about his schooling, family issues, life adjustments, massive amounts of discrimination, going to college, self-advocacy, employment issues, the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF), and future aspirations.

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to those who have been affected by a burn injury. Their website is

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