Burn Support Magazine: Spring 2021

Inside this digital issue of Burn Support Magazine...

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Letter from the CEO

As a new survivor, burn nurse, or a veteran CEO, t...

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Breslau Society Spotlight: George Pessotti

Through a planned gift to Phoenix Society, George...

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Factsheet
Tissue Donation Fact Sheet

Understand the life-saving impact of tissue donati...

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Tissue Donation + the Burn Community

Learn about tissue donation and its life-saving im...

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Jamie Nieto: Tissue Donation Recipient

Jamie Nieto shares the impact of tissue donation i...

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"I Don't See Your Scars:" Understanding Micro...

Learn how even well-intended comments can invalida...

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Reclaiming Your Power After Trauma

Burn survivor and wellness coach Huyen "Kiki" Vo s...

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Ask the Experts - Spring 2021

Meet the experts behind BSM's new advice column fo...

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Introducing Our New Board Members

These experts and leaders join the Phoenix Society...

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Letter from Amy Acton, CEO

Dear Friends,

As I read this issue of Burn Support Magazine, I’m struck by the power and wisdom of our community’s young leaders. Past Phoenix Fellows, Peer Mentors, Phoenix World Burn Congress attendees, and burn camp participants—these survivors have come of age in the burn community and are finding ways to give back. As I explore their work in this issue, I can’t help reflecting on my own journey of engagement and eventual leadership.

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You've got questions, they've got answers

Dr. Lise Deguire (burn survivor, clinical psychologist)
Samoana Matagi (burn survivor, peer supporter)
Dr. Felicia Williams (burn surgeon)

Burn Support Magazine's new advice column is your forum to get the answers you're looking for about any aspect of living with a burn.

Reclaiming Your Power after Trauma

by Huyen "Kiki" Vo, MSW

A burn survivor and wellness coach shares tools and strategies she's learned to regain her strength and reclaim her power.

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Tissue Donation + the Burn Community

To learn more about tissue donation and its impact on the burn community, we connected with Linda Martin, Vice President of Tissue and Support Services at Mid-America Transplant.

Jamie Nieto: Tissue Donation Recipient

Shortly after beginning an extensive rehabilitation program, Jamie was told he would never golf again. But Jamie was determined to get back on the green. A visit from a fellow burn survivor ensured that he would.

Jamie's Story 

"I Don't See Your Scars"

Understanding Micro-aggressions Against Burn Survivors

By Michelle Lauren Anderson with Alexi Pyles

Learn how even well-intended comments can invalidate burn survivors and discriminate against people with scars.

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