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 news on our work, stories of burn survivors, and resources for healing and hope. If you’re ready to share your story, be sure to join our online community for more conversation and connections.

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Taking Care of Yourself at Phoenix World Burn Congress

Imagine this: a young solo traveler from Canada with little to no instruction of what to expect. Man oh man, it was quite the adventure. As I reflect on my time discovering each intricate layer of Phoenix World Burn Congress, I am grateful for the people who so willingly became my friends and surrounded me with love.

#BurnsAreBeautiful: How Kechi embraced her Scars

Kechi Okwuchi, America's Got Talent finalist, shares her #burnsarebeautiful story. "That memory signifies one of the most meaningful moments of my life as a burn survivor because I realized something important: "The real Kechi shines through her scarred exterior every day, and she is strong and beautiful."”

Preparing for your Flight to Phoenix World Burn Congress

Whether you’re flying to Dallas from across the country or from the other side of the world, you might be worried about navigating airport security checkpoints on your journey. Sensitive scars, prosthetics, and pressure garments can make security screening a difficult process for burn survivors. That's why we reached out to Susan Buckland, Senior Policy advisor with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for tips on an accessible journey.

Ways to Impact Lives

Sep 18, 2017

With your support, Phoenix Society will ensure that no one affected by a burn injury is forced to journey through healing alone. Every gift is a powerful way to provide the tools to thrive again to those who need them most.

Looking Forward

Sep 18, 2017

By building on our founder's passion for peer support, we'll reach more, connect more, and mobilize our community for action. We will be greater than we've been before.

Donor Spotlight: New York City Firefighters Burn Center Foundation

"Nationwide there are firefighter foundations providing resources that burn centers cannot provide. We are able to fill in a lot of those gaps. When you add Phoenix Society to the mix, burn care comes full circle."

Donor Spotlight: Integra LifeSciences

Sep 18, 2017

As the Phoenix Society grew into a leading non-profit, Integra grew to become a leader of innovative medical technologies. With roots in the same community, the two organizations have histories, missions, and values that are deeply intertwined and complementary.

Your Dollars At Work: Financial Summary

Sep 18, 2017

Review Phoenix Society's 2016 revenue and operating expenses.

Your Dollars At Work: Impact by the Numbers

Sep 18, 2017

Whenever you engage with Phoenix Society, you can trust your investment will be used with care. Each of our programs and services are designed for the greatest impact.

Your Dollars at Work: Jeremy’s Story

In 2016, the inaugural Phoenix World Burn Congress Live Streaming Event was held at Spectrum Health’s Paul and Lena Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Survivors, families, healthcare workers, and others embraced the unexpected opportunity to participate in Phoenix WBC from hundreds of miles away — including Jeremy Graham.

Lives You Touched: Mark’s Story

Mark and Steve Joyner have shared in each other’s lives since birth. In 2016, the twins shared in each other’s healing too. Six years after Steve’s burn injury, Mark joined him at Phoenix World Burn Congress for the first time.

Donor Impact 2016

Sep 18, 2017

As Phoenix Society’s reach grows, so does your impact. During 2016, you supported innovative program expansion, fostered strategic partnerships, and contributed to national advocacy efforts.

Letter from the President

Sep 18, 2017

It is with tremendous pride and boundless hope for the future that I provide an update on the activities of the past year and our journey together to make a great organization even greater!

#BurnsAreBeautiful: How I Found Self Love

Burn survivor and blogger Indira Husic adds her voice to the "Burns Are Beautiful" campaign. She built a positive relationship with herself through adventure, forgiveness, and self-care.

Motorola Solutions Grant Supports Expanded Fire Service Programming

We are proud to announce we received a $25,000 grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, which will allow us to present a programming track for burn-injured fire service members and their family members at Phoenix World Burn Congress.

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