Resources Tagged With 'Phoenix World Burn Congress'
A Man of Quiet Dignity

Tony Gonzalez, burned over 95% of his body, shares his journey of recovery on a road full of set-backs.

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A Newlywed Couple Faces the Challenge of a Lifetime

Firefighter Mitch Dryer suffered severe burn injuries when pinned under burning debris from a ceiling collapse. He and his wife, Aimee, tell the story of their journey of burn recovery - together.

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A Story of Love, Faith, and the Strength of the Human Spirit

After losing her young son in a fire that destroyed her home and gave her burns over 55% of her body, Justina Page found the strength to go on through her husband and other sons.

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Adults Burned as Children: Buried Trauma

Many adult burn survivors who had suffered their burn injury as children and adolescents carry profound issues of unresolved loss and trauma. This negatively affects the ability to be happy, intimate, trusting, and spontaneous in life.

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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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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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Burn Survivor and Firefighter Finds the Good in a Bad Situation

Detroit firefighter John Bynum, burn-injured on the job, shares his journey of physical and emotional recovery...and the camaraderie he discovered between burn survivors at Phoenix World Burn Congress.

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Erin Mounsey: A Challenging Road to Recovery

In Erin Mounsey's journey of recovery, he dealt with anger and consequences, ultimately spending more than 3 years in a state penitentiary. In this profile, he shares how he got his life back on track.

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Evelin Fatima Duran: Continuing the Journey

At 17 years old, Evelin Fatima Duran is caring, well spoken, and brave. She dreams of making a difference in the world and using her life experience to help others. Wise beyond her years, Evelin does indeed have a story to tell—one of surviving a burn injury and subsequent amputation of her right arm; one of recovery, rehabilitation, and acceptance; one of striving to continue her journey in a way that helps others. She navigated her return to her education and her plans for the future despite those who believed she couldn't do it.

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Everything Takes Time

In 2015, Rita was one of nearly 500 people injured in an explosion at Formosa Fun Coast Park in Taipei, Taiwan. The 21-year-old burn survivor attends North Carolina State University, where she studies applied math. Rita hopes to pursue a career in healthcare and engage with the burn community. In this interview, she shares her experience as a Taiwanese burn survivor living in the United States.

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Family Support: Key to Recovery

Stefanie Bello Stote, was burned to more than 75% of her body when a transformer exploded in an electrical substation she was investigating as part of her job. She found strength in her family and her daughter as she healed.

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Firefighters and Their Families; Making Connections at WBC

Phoenix WBC offers sessions to connect and share experiences among attendees. These sessions include support for burn-injured members of the fire service and their families.

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Fred Luskin Discusses the Power of Forgiveness, Shares Forgiving Practices

Forgiveness is the ultimate resolution of unwanted loss and grief. The power of forgiveness was the theme of a talk by Fred Luskin, PhD, in a powerful session at the Phoenix Society’s 2013 World Burn Congress. A leading teacher and researcher on the topic of forgiveness, Fred explains that research and clinical examples clearly demonstrate that those who can forgive fare better both physically and emotionally than those who don’t. Fred shares his "9 Steps to Forgiveness" which can be found in his best-selling book, 'Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness.'

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Getting Through the Fire: One Couple’s Guidebook for “Surviving Survival”

When firefighter Lionel Crowther was burned on the job, he and his wife were in for a long journey. They faced changes in their relationship and struggles that went far beyond the physical impact of the burn injury.

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Healing Together: When Multiple Family Members Are Injured by Burns

On the evening of January 15, 2013, Cheri Kent and her two children, Quincey and Kennadey, followed their usual evening routine—after both children took a bath, they settled into bed. But 15 minutes later the family’s apartment suddenly exploded.

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