Burn Community Blog

The Phoenix Society is a community of burn survivors, their loved ones, health professionals, and firefighters. We work together to ensure that no one feels alone as they get back to life after a burn injury. Follow our blog for stories and resources by the burn community, for the burn community.


Fact-Checking Fire Safety Assumptions

Oct 10, 2019

October 6 – 12, 2019 is recognized nationwide by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as Fire Protection Week, a time dedicated to raising awareness to fire and home safety. The information found below was sourced from NFPA’s website.

Writing to Discover My Story

Sep 17, 2019

Writing can improve a person’s emotional, psychological, and physiological health after trauma. Writing allows the writer to slow down their thinking, which helps clear their mind and sort out their thoughts.

Paying it Forward – the Living Legacy of Tribute Giving

Aug 23, 2019

Being a burn survivor is a lifelong journey and for the family of Herbie Miller, they are celebrating his journey beyond his lifetime.

Cheap Eats at Phoenix WBC 2019

Aug 9, 2019

Phoenix WBC 2019 is right around the corner! As you start preparing for the conference, here are a few ‘cheap eats’ spots that can help you save money during your trip and allow you to focus your energy on getting the most out of the conference and community experience.

Phoenix for Life?  Many Say Yes!

Jul 31, 2019

Interview with Teresa Reid, Associate Director of Philanthropy

Why We Made a Legacy Gift

Jun 24, 2019

A legacy gift allows a person of even modest means to make a huge difference and play a big role in creating these miracles.

Phoenix WBC on a Budget

May 30, 2019

Get cost-saving ideas to make a trip to Phoenix World Burn Congress possible for your family.

Gaining Respect for Visible Differences

Tony Gonzalez is a burn survivor who recently attended Face Equality International’s Forum to discuss scarring inequality.

We’re In! Phoenix Society joins the Movement for Face Equality

May 2, 2019

Help Phoenix Society introduce Face Equality to the United States!

Connecting from 9,000 Miles Away

May 1, 2019

Eileyn Chua is a burn survivor located in Malaysia, who connects with the burn community virtually.

The 2019 Edge Servant Leadership Award Goes to Richard Casias

Apr 10, 2019

The 2019 Edge Servant Leadership Award recognizes Richard Casias for his service to Phoenix Society and the burn community as a whole.

Ready, Set … Go Fundraise!

Apr 8, 2019

Join Team Phoenix by fundraising while working out!

Meet the 2019 Phoenix Fellows!

Mar 28, 2019

Meet Phoenix Society's five fellows! Learn more about each fellow and why they joined the organization.

Engage, Connect, Learn: The Future of Phoenix Society Programs

Mar 24, 2019

We have built a three-year plan based on three primary pillars, which are designed to support the burn community through their healing journey and recovery process.

Why Volunteer

Regardless of why you volunteer, giving back to the burn community is a great way to help others get back to living.

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