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.

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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.

“Burns Are Beautiful:” Five Survivors on Scars and Self Love

"I am a masterpiece, I’m proud of who I am, and my burns are beautiful.” Five burn survivors share their stories of beauty, confidence, and strength.

Coming Full Circle at Phoenix SOAR Training

"I knew the training and the connections would push me to continue to heal and grow. I had no idea how moving the experience would be." Alicia Assad, mother of a burn survivor, describes her experience at Phoenix SOAR Peer Support Volunteer Training.

Healthy Living, Healthy Healing: 3 Ways Exercise Helped Me Heal

Michelle Valladares shares how she committed to a healthy lifestyle after her burn injury, a commitment that has given her a lot in return.

Giving a Future of Hope

Today, Howard is intentional in looking back and leveraging his past to build a better future for burn survivors everywhere.

Introducing our new Staff

Jul 28, 2017

In the latest issue of Burn Support Magazine, we introduced three of the newest members of the Phoenix Society team. Learn about their backgrounds, talents, and passion for supporting the burn community.

Laser Treatment for Burn Scars: A Practical Guide

We collaborated with Dr. Kristen M. Kelly, a board certified dermatologist and Professor at University of California Irvine, to answer some of your questions about laser treatment for burn scars.

Looking Out the Window

After his burn injury, Evan Duran faced his fears and achieved his goal of becoming a professional photographer.

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