The TV presenter, author, motivational speaker and activist is devoted to her eponymous foundation, which she founded in 2009 to help victims of burns and other injuries.
The charity's vision is "to have a world where scars do not limit a person's function, social inclusion or sense of well being".
Working alongside the NHS, the charity opened a live-in rehabilitation centre for adult burns' victims. It also campaigns for the specialist treatment Katie received – such as the after-care scheme undertaken in France – to be more widely available to patients in Britain.
"Kindness touched my life in a way like never before. Without kindness, I simply wouldn't be the person I am today." - Katie Piper
Taking part in HELLO! magazine's Kindness Summit this year, Katie said: "What does kindness mean to me? I think it's all about empathy, understanding, and taking time to consider other people."
She received an outpouring of kindness from her family, friends, fans and complete strangers, admitting: "Kindness helped to rehabilitate me, helped me recover, and to reinvent and start a whole new life. Kindness touched my life in a way like never before. Without kindness, I simply wouldn't be the person I am today."
On International Day of the Girl in 2020, Katie was also announced as the new ambassador for Women's Aid, which raises awareness of the countless women and girls surviving domestic abuse or recovering from the trauma of domestic abuse. "I'm here to stand with survivors and build a future where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated," said Katie.
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