The Founder of Hero Burn Foundation is a Burn Survivor after being involved in a light aircraft accident on the 18th of October 2008 near Lephalale, in which her husband rescued her from the burning wreck.

A Non Profit Company to support other Burn Survivors and create Burn Awareness, was registered in Loving Memory of Mr Henk Du Plooy (09/06/1977 – 29/10/2008) who selflessly gave his life by shielding her from the flames. Henk sustained 75% 3rd degree severe burns as well as internal burns and passed away eleven days after the accident.
Henk was a true Hero.

All Burn Survivors are Heroes - Battling through their own difficult, emotional and physical daily struggles that few others in society understands. Due to personal experience, the Founder realised that Burn Survivors and their Families need intensive support after such an incident. Heroes are easily shunned by others due to their physical appearance and are not given the opportunities or support they so desperately need and deserve.

By creating this Foundation, the much needed support is provided to the Survivors and their families by preparing them for the long road ahead to recovery. Also by identifying and resolving shortcomings and obstacles in our medical and legal systems, the Foundation creates a platform in which the recovery process is faster and much more effective. Through the Foundation, Burn Heroes can reach out and Support other Burn Survivors who know and truly understands that a Severe Burn Injury is a Life Changing Experience in every aspect.


Hero Burn Foundation is striving to ensure the availability of a comprehensive program of Burn Related Services to Burn Survivors, their Families and all other South Africans.


We are dedicated in promoting the prevention of burns through burn awareness education and initiatives.
Improving the quality of burn care through research and education.
Supporting Burn Survivors and their families in all aspects of need.

Annerie Du Plooy