Resources Tagged With 'Phoenix World Burn Congress'
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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Joe Kinan: A Recovery Defined by a Desire for Independence

Joe Kinan, burned in the Rhode Island Station Nightclub Fire, had a lot to adjust to after his burn injury. This article shares his story of struggling for independence and moving past his injury.

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John O’Leary: Choosing to Become a Beacon of Hope

John O'Leary is a renowned motivational speaker—and burn survivor. John suffered a devastating burn injury at the age of 9 and shares the critical lessons he learned. Read his inspiring words and be prepared to regain your life and create your own possibility...

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Lending a Healing Hand: Peer Support

Peer support is used in relation to many health conditions, such as chronic pain, cancer, cardiac issues, substance abuse, as well as burn injury. Those in the burn community have varied levels of involvement with peer support. This article explores the healing effects of peer support with personal stories and results for studies.

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Mark Nepo: Finding Inner Courage: The Journey of Transformation Private

NY Times #1 best-selling author Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher and cancer survivor who first spoke for Phoenix World Burn Congress 2006 attendees in Sacramento, CA and returned again to speak at Phoenix World Burn Congress 2014. This year he inspired attendees with a thought-provoking message about the journey we all face in finding inner courage. The original notion of the word courage means to stand by one’s core. Mark explored how we can find our way to our core, stand by our core, and sustain the practice of living from our core—to live out of our courage. To encourage means to impart strength and confidence, to inspire and hearten.

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Moving Beyond Guilt

When accidents happen, we often end up blaming ourselves. A group of burn survivors discussed this topic in a breakout session at Phoenix WBC [2012]. Excerpts of that session are included here with permission from 2 burn survivors, Frank McGonagle and Ed Kavcak, who graciously agreed to share their stories.

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New Friends, New Support Systems, A New Outlook on Life

Burned at 22, Alex Trevino ultimately found meaning in his role as a SOAR peer supporter and a counselor at a Wisconsin burn camp.

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One Burn Survivor to Another: An Interview with Kechi Okwuchi

When Kechi Okwuchi amazed the judges in the America’s Got Talent auditions, burn survivors all over the world swelled with pride. As she advanced all the way to the finals, Kechi demonstrated again and again that she is proud of who she is: a survivor. When Kechi surprised the attendees of Phoenix World Burn Congress, we had the chance for an exclusive interview with the America’s Got Talent star.

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Preparing for Air Travel

You might wonder how burn injuries and medical devices will affect your trip through the security checkpoint, but TSA offers a variety of programs and initiatives.

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Right Where We Want to Be

Are you a burn professional? Do you love what you do? There are many health professionals who stumble into the world of burns, but those of us who choose to stay year after year have found that it is our passion. There is a sense that this is where we were meant to be.

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Robert David Hall: To Inspire With My Journey Private

Robert David Hall, actor, who has played the role of ‘Dr. Albert Robbins’ on the Emmy-nominated CBS TV show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, spoke both humorously and pointedly to the Phoenix World Burn Congress 2014 attendees during Saturday's general session in Anaheim, CA. You may not think that burn nurses, a one legged world champion square dancer, and an Angels baseball game have a lot in common-unless you heard 'David Hall' (Robert David Hall) speak. While sharing the story of his life, David touched on the horrific car accident that left him with severe burns on his legs which required double leg amputations, but that wasn’t the focus of his talk. The theme of David’s talk was expressing gratitude and focusing on the various-and sometimes unlikely, people and things that helped him in his burn recovery.

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Sending a Message of Love, Hope, and Forgiveness

Kim Phuc, burned at age 9 by napalm during the Vietnam War, has used her role in an iconic photograph to spread her message of peace and understanding throughout the world.

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Survivor Hones Recipe For Recovery From Traumatic Burn Injury

Cooking is the spice of life for Sabina Qureshi. It’s a poignant irony that Sabina’s clothing accidentally caught fire while she was preparing food for a relative with an injury. Although used to taking care of others, she had to learn to accept the assistance from her family and friends...

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The Bowers Family

The Bowers family

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The Power of Peer Support

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