James Bosch explores his parallel journeys of coming out and accepting his differences as a gay man and a burn survivor.
Despite Alexi’s high hopes for college, her years there were the hardest of her life. In this post, Alexi shares her story and the lessons she’s learned.
A burn injury has an impact on everyone in the family, but sometimes those effects can be positive. In this blog, one young woman shares a few things she learned as the daughter of a burn survivor.
" When I was 9 years old, I suffered burns over 100% of my body and was expected to die. Today, I share my story with more than 50,000 people each year in hopes that they may live a more radically inspired life. As a Phoenix Society Ambassador, I am honored to have this opportunity to serve as a guest blogger and share my story with you." John O'Leary, author of ON FIRE: The Seven Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Live, discusses the joy of coming come from the hospital five months after being burned, and the troubling realization that his journey had only just begun.
As the spouse of a burn injured firefighter, Jeannine Barrera shares the compelling experience of her husband’s burn recovery.
You come to know the value of peer support when you’re faced with a life changing injury. Peer support for burn survivors helps speed and strengthen recovery by offering hope at a challenging time, and the simple truth is that the sooner burn victims connect to resources and caring people, the sooner they can get back to living. Phoenix SOAR® (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery®) connects burn survivors to a community of people who share their experience. Mitch Dryer, burn survivor, peer supporter, and retired firefighter, shares his story in a compelling video testimonial. Watch for more featured stories in the coming weeks, of those who's lives have been impacted by Phoenix SOAR!
Team Phoenix - Chicago is getting ready to race to the finish line on Sunday, October 12, 2014! Two of the runners this year, Millayna Klingback and Sarah Bazey, are burn survivors running their first marathons and we'd like to share their stories with you.
Imagine facing a burn injury alone without an expert team you can call for support – a team who knows what you’re going through. Fear that someone will see the scars. It’s easier to keep them hidden you think. That is what Maureen thought for 57 years. But, that began to change last December when she contacted Phoenix Society. Maureen’s first call to the Phoenix Society in December 2012 was one of those beginnings. Maureen explained that she was burned at the age of 3 when hot oil was poured on the top of her head. Maureen tells her story of getting connected to resources and personalized support, and her transformation of healing.
Reg Richard is a world-renowned burn rehabilitation expert and generous supporter of the Phoenix Society. Reg was moved to make annual donations after his remarkable experience at Phoenix World Burn Congress 2007. You may have received a note from Reg that closed "Yours in Burn Rehab". That is because he believes we are all partners in burn recovery, and supporting the Phoenix Society is an important part of being a true partner in burn rehab that extends beyond the physical. Reg states "My support ensures everyone has the opportunity to be empowered in his or her recovery".
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