Resources Tagged With 'PEG'
Finding Strength and Inspiration at Each Life Transition

Keneatha Perteet is the number one fan of nurses. She has spent years of her life in the presence of nurses—first as a 9-year-old burn patient at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois; later as a teenage, volunteer candy-striper at the same hospital (eventually becoming a certified nursing assistant); and finally as an aspiring nurse herself, returning to school and pursuing her degree as a registered nurse.

Women's Stories PEG Scholarships PEG Phoenix Education Grant Getting Back to Life Survivor Stories Keneatha Perteet Adults burned as children Childhood burn injury
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Navigating Relationships Proves Key to His Success

Todd Nelson, injured by a suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan in 2007, chose to not let his injuries define him. After retiring from service, Todd went back to college in the hopes of creating better job opportunities for himself. He soon realized career skills were not all he needed. Todd knew to get ahead in life he would need to work on his social skills in order to overcome the barriers and reactions by others to his facial scars. Read on to learn how Todd navigated those relationships and embraced success.

Men's Stories Military Getting back to living PEG PEG Scholarships Survivor Stories Todd Nelson
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PEG Scholar Update: Jason Heard

Ask Jason Heard what he wanted to be when he grew up, and he will answer, “a pilot.” You can hear the smile in his voice through the phone as he explains that he really didn’t have a strong calling to be a pilot—as a matter-of-fact, he didn’t know what he wanted to be at all. Little did Jason know that his burn injury at age 12 would influence his career path. In this story, Jason shares his journey from burn survivor to medical resident.

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