Burn Support Magazine: Summer 2020

Inside this digital issue of Burn Support Magazine...

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Our Mosaic of Stories

A message from Amy Acton: "Each one of us is livin...

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Article
Understanding Race in the Burn Community

Join us as we strive to eliminate disparities, bre...

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Podcast
Unlocking Your Capacity for Resilience

In this podcast, we interview burn survivor and cl...

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Phoenix WBC 2020 Sneak Peek

Get a preview of the schedule, including a couple...

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The Gift of Giving

A message from Jeff Gallinat: "From being involved...

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Article
The "Burnaversary" Effect

For some, the day lives in infamy. For others, it...

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Article
What does your Burnaversary mean to You?

Burn survivors share their traditions (or lack the...

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Article
Scars in the Summer: 4 Confidence-Boosting Ti...

Burn survivor and fashion expert Linda Rowe Thomas...

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"Each one of us is living a different chapter of a different story. We are each on our own journey, each at a different place. That’s what makes our community powerful."

Amy Acton, Phoenix Society CEO


Understanding Race in the Burn Community

At Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, we are dedicated to ensuring every burn survivor has access to quality care and long-term support. Phoenix Advocates contribute to focus groups, speak to medical professionals, and share their experience to improve burn care for all.

As events over the last several years have drawn attention to injustice and inequality, it has become clear that we—all of us, every member of the burn community—need a better understanding of the impact of race and ethnicity on burn recovery...

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Increasing Your Capacity for Resilience

An Interview with Dr. Lise DeGuire

In this special podcast, we interviewed burn survivor and resilience expert Dr. Lise DeGuire. Learn what resilience really is and how you can build your resilience with a few simple steps.

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Phoenix World Burn Congress

October 23-25, 2020

We can't wait to see you at our virtual conference in October! In this issue of Burn Support Magazine, get a sneak peek of the schedule, including a couple very special guests, and meet our conference emcee.

The Gift of Giving

A Message from Jeff Gallinat

"It’s all for the survivors. Providing support in recovery for survivors, regardless of the activity, and knowing it made a difference to the survivor and their family – that's what’s important."

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The "Burnaversary" Effect

The Emotional Impact of Anniversaries

The "Anniversary Effect", sometimes called Anniversary Reaction, is defined as a unique set of unsettling feelings, thoughts or memories that occur on the anniversary of a significant experience....

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What does your burnaversary mean to you? 

We asked the community, and their traditions (or lack thereof!) were as unique as their stories. There are as many ways to recognize the anniversary of a burn as there are burn survivors.

Scars in the Summer

4 Confidence-Boosting Tips

Burn survivor and fashion expert Linda Rowe Thomas shares her advice for coping with hot weather and building comfort with your scars.

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