Welcome to our world of courage beyond the imaginable — trauma so deep we question the reservoir of strength of the human spirit — and healing so profound it forces us to believe in the miracles of life. Angel Faces® - the only program of its kind.
Angel Faces® is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide healing retreats and ongoing support for adolescent girls with burn/trauma injuries to achieve their optimum potential and develop meaningful relationships for themselves, their families and their communities.
Angel Faces'® programs include the Angel Faces® Retreat and Angels in Flight® ongoing support.
Angel Faces® started out of my own pain. My desire to heal from a serious burn injury at the age of nine has encouraged me to dedicate and create the best possible program for adolescent girls who have suffered from disfiguring burns and other traumatic injuries. In front of me, I reach for you. Read more from Lesia Cartelli, Angel Faces® Founder/CEO...
"At my age I thought I'd seen and experienced love in my life. It was when I watched one girl feed another girl her lunch (her hands were too burned to feed herself) that I saw true love from the heart." Dora, volunteer.
Enjoy the photos and thoughts from the girls, our volunteers and supporters.
"Angel Faces® really changed my life. I feel more confident about leaving the house, going to the pool, meeting new people, going to water parks, and putting my hair up — showing more of my scars and that I don't have an ear...I learned how to communicate with people when they ask, "What happened to your?"…This retreat will help me a lot. I really feel changed. Even my family and friends noticed. Thank you all so much for what you have done to help me in my life." Adriana, 13 years old.