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Beauty Across Borders

Kiki Vo was burned as a small child in Vietnam. When she moved to the United States, different cultural expectations gave her new opportunities and new confidence.

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Becoming a Leader, Life Transitions, Part 1

Are you a young adult transitioning from high school to the adult world? Navigating transitions and change is the very essence of life. As we move through different seasons of the year, ages, relationships, and jobs and all that they bring, change is inevitable. How we approach, navigate, and react to these transitions shapes not only who we are, but also our future.

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Becoming a Young Adult: Directions, Choices, and Connections, Life Transitions, Part 2

Becoming a young adult can at times be difficult. Moving along life's path brings transitions, both planned and unplanned, and it also brings choices of how to navigate those transitions. It's all about choosing your path and who you want to be. Are you ready for young adulthood?

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Becoming Greater Than Before

For almost forty years, burn survivors, their families, their first responders, and their healers have come together to create a powerful community. At the core of this community, Phoenix Society has become the leading national organization providing support for lifelong healing after a burn injury.

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Beyond Surviving Tools For Thriving

Facing the world after surviving a burn injury presents unique challenges. This guide will assist you in responses to teasing, staring, and questions regarding your burn injury and help you STEP toward social comfort and confidence! (Guide also available in Spanish)

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Beyond the Burns

In 1996, twenty-year-old Manny Gonzalez was fulfilling his dream of helping others. He was a United States Marine. He was serving his country. Then, during a combat exercise, a fire broke out. Manny went back into the flames to rescue a fellow marine, sustaining second and third degree burns over 80% of his body.

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Brad Johnson: Overcoming Challenges; Encouraging Fellow Survivors

Brad Johnson, a volunteer firefighter, was burn-injured when responding to a crude oil tank fire. He tells his story of recovery and how the Phoenix Society's online peer support chat and its community of burn survivors helped him get back to life.

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Breaking Free of the Addiction-Shame Cycle

Learn how addiction feeds shame and shame feeds addiction—both of which can suppress spirit and hinder trauma recovery.

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Brien Dews: A Positive Outlook Pays Off

After suffering burn injuries in a plane crash and wanting to give back to the burn community, Brien Dews became a peer supporter and organized Buses by the Beach; an event that raises thousands each year for the Phoenix Society.

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Bring SOAR to Your Hospital

Learn how to start a SOAR program in your hospital.

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Building the Future from Within

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Burn Camps Offer Unique Growth Opportunities

Christopher Thurber Brad Wiggins Kids For Children Parent And Child For Parents Burn Camps Parent Child Resources
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Burn Center Referral Criteria

A burn center may treat adults, children, or both. Learn more about the criteria for burn injuries that should be referred to a burn center.

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Burn Discharge in a “Perfect” World: A Goal for the Burn Care Community

In a “perfect” world, we would not have a need for burn support groups, burn rehabilitation, The Phoenix Society, SOAR, burn psychologists, or burn reconstruction. The burn survivor would leave the hospital with perfect grafts, full range of motion of every joint, an appearance restored to the original, and only pleasant memories of the injury and its treatment.

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Burn Injuries and Social Security Disability Benefits

Does your burn injury qualify you for Social Security Disability Benefits? If certain qualifications are met, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may extend disability benefits when you are unable to work due to burn injuries. Read more to find out if your injuries meet the criteria.

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