Resources Tagged With 'Getting Back To Life'
A Life Irrevocably Changed

“I was responding ‘lights and sirens’ to an emergency call and was stopped at a traffic light,” Jason Schechterle recalls. He describes the event as part of an average, ordinary day in his life as a Phoenix, Arizona, police officer. “There was a taxicab driver nearby who had suddenly suffered a seizure, and lost control of his cab,” he explains, “and he just happened to be heading toward the intersection where I was parked.” The cab hurtled through the intersection at more than 100 miles per hour, striking Jason’s patrol car—the car exploded, consuming the car and Jason in flames. In seconds, Jason’s life was irrevocably changed.

Getting Back to Life Resources Men's Stories Survivor Stories Personal Stories Police Officer Jason Schechterle
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A Sister Discovers Trauma Doesn’t Just Exist With the One Who Was Hurt

Kristi Calman-Fowler tells her story as the sister to a burn survivor, showing that trauma doesn't only affect the one injured.

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A View From Both Sides of the Bed Rail

"It’s a privilege to walk alongside patients and families in their darkest times and offer them our very best care," says Liz Dideon Hess, social worker and burn survivor. Read the unique perspective Liz offers about working in a burn unit.

Women's Stories Professional Fatigue Getting Back to Life Health Health Professional Liz Dideon Hess Wellness Survivor Stories
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Adults Burned as Children: Buried Trauma

It was during the World Burn Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 that I first became aware of the profound issues of unresolved loss and trauma carried by many adult burn survivors who had suffered their burn injury as children and adolescents. Unresolved and unprocessed trauma and loss negatively affect the ability to be happy, intimate, trusting, and spontaneous in life.

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Advocating for Your Child’s Educational Needs

Is your child returning to school after a burn injury? A child's burn injury can be an overwhelming experience for the entire family. School reintegration following hospitalization can be just as overwhelming. Learn how you can advocate for your child by forming a "student school team" to make the transition easier.

Getting Back to Life Resources For Parents Parent And Child For Children Parent Child Resources Kids Families and Friends The Journey Back Journey Back Going Back to School School School Reentry School Reintegration Returning to School Wellness Margaret Kugler
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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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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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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.

Men's Stories Getting Back to Life Donors Peer Support Buses By The Beach Survivor Stories World Burn Congress Phoenix World Burn Congress Phoenix WBC
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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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Burn Survivor and Family Learn Lessons of Endurance

When Joe Schuckel was burned in 1994, his entire family was affected. His parents and siblings joined him in his journey of recovery both emotional and physical. The lessons he learned from his burn recovery — the ability to fight through pain to reach a goal, the rigor and discipline of therapy, wound care and pressure garments, the mental toughness of a survivor — have helped him become the successful athlete he is today.

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Burn Survivors Take Cue From J.R., Advocate on Behalf of Phoenix Society

Cindy Rutter, burn survivor, long-term Phoenix Society Advocate and Phoenix SOAR coordinator takes every opportunity to increase burn awareness, prevent burn injuries and improve the quality of burn care. This included her involvement with J.R. Martinez's participation in 'Dancing With The Stars'. It was here she says she realized the impact of advocating for burn survivors. She encourages other survivors to "step out" and share their story.

Getting Back to Life Advocacy Personal Stories SOAR Men's Stories Women's Stories
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Characteristics of a Healing Relationship

Healing relationships focus on creating a space where balance and harmony exist so that the healing process will be supported.

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Characteristics of a Healing Relationship

Healing relationships focus on creating a space where balance and harmony exist so that the healing process will be supported. Healing relationships recognize that the emotional and spiritual well being of the people in the relationship are of paramount importance in the support of healing.

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Common Questions Children Ask About Burns

This page lists some common questions children ask about their burns and corresponding answers.

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Coping with Real, Remembered and Imagined Stress II: Exposure Methods

Recovery from a burn injury includes not only healing wounds and regaining physical function, but also reestablishing psychological wellbeing. After their injuries, burn survivors are often confronted with a host of new stressors.

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