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From the Executive Director
Expanding the Burn Recovery Community
When Alan Breslau founded this organization he was inspired by the powerful symbolism of the mythical bird that rises from the ashes more brilliant than before. He chose to name the organization the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. This Society has continued to grow and evolve as a community of individuals who are committed to Alan’s original vision of ensuring that every burn survivor, their loved ones, and caregivers have the necessary support on their road to recovery. Our core belief is that support from someone who has truly “been there” can provide the hope needed for recovery of mind, body, and spirit.
The Process of Transformation
To those of us who have experienced a burn injury or those who have supported us on this road, the transformation of the legendary Phoenix speaks volumes. For me three words describe this transformation: recover, renew, and return.
Many of you are trying to recover and find a place of stability and safety again. You may be wondering how you will ever physically or emotionally heal from this traumatic event. I hope you have found, through the Society, a community of supportive people and the hope that you can recover.
Some of you may be at a place where you feel renewed, having been inspired by others’ courage and spirit at World Burn Congress or by a SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) volunteer. You may have gained the necessary tools to assist you in healing and finding the confidence to be your true self.
Or you may have truly “risen from the ashes” and found strengths you never knew you had. Perhaps you have embraced life and relationships and maybe you have even decided to return the favor or blessings you have found on this road to someone else by choosing to give back.
Everyone that is involved in this transformation understands these three powerful words as they relate to the healing that occurs.
Those in need of Support
I have talked with many who have shared that they feel fortunate because they have had access to wonderful resources and information offered by the Society. Like them, I am sure you value the supportive community you have found on your journey. Yet, we know that many still struggle alone as they try to recover. Some struggled for years before finding available resources. We are working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen and that valuable resources are readily accessible for all those that desperately need them.
You Can Help
We cannot meet these needs without your help. If each one of us contributes our time, talents and treasure toward this effort, we will have the necessary resources to fulfill Alan’s vision. Let's ensure that anyone impacted by a burn has the necessary support on their road to recovery.
Envision a day when every person who experiences a burn injury will not only receive outstanding medical care to physically recover, but will also be supported in his or her emotional and social recovery. They will recover, renew, and return to a meaningful and full life—because of the efforts of this community.