She was severely burned in a cooking accident. Now she’s healing with an inspiring Warren County foster family.

A young girl who was severely burned when her dress caught fire in West Africa is staying with a Warren County family and receiving medical treatments at Cincinnati Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Rayagnewende “Anne” Bamogo, who is somewhere between 4 and 6 years old, was burned in a cooking accident in February 2019, and when her wounds wouldn’t heal, a Springboro couple opened their doors and have cared for her since July.

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Anne lives with Bob and Margie Keseday, who have three biological, 11 adopted and 50 foster children. She was placed in the home by Children’s Medical Missions West.

Tami Shobe, director of the medical mission, called the Kesedays a “very good” host family.

“They’re pretty amazing people,” she said. “One of a kind really.”

Surgeons have used donor skin and Anne’s skin to replace the large section on her right leg. Her legs are tightly wrapped with pressure garments to speed up the healing process. The skin on her face is blistered, and that restricts how wide she can open her mouth. She probably will stay with the Kesedays through November.

Most of Anne’s medical treatments are covered, though the host family is responsible for some of her medications and all of her clothes. They said members of their church, Lifehouse Church in Lebanon, have supported the family through financial and clothing donations.

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