Resources Tagged With 'Women's Stories'
A Parent’s Perspective

“Mrs. Assad, you need to accept that your son has suffered a burn injury and is badly scarred. Scars are ugly. We don’t like them, but we can’t take them away. They are a part of who your son is now. This burn is severe; you are lucky William is alive. That is all you should be focused on right now.” Hearing from a renowned burn specialist in New York City that his only remedy for the injury was acceptance left me stunned. Waking up to the realization that my son would forever be changed as a result of the accident opened the floodgates of guilt, and I found myself stuck in a dark place. Alicia Assad was able to move forward from guilt to gratitude. Read more to find out how she did it.

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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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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.

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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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Celebrating a New Life and New Opportunities

Burned by her ex-husband, Melisa faced a long road of both emotional and physical recovery. She made the decision to stop being a 'victim' and start being a 'survivor'.. and has found a new, healthy and loving relationship.

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Facing Motherhood: Female Burn Survivors Tell Their Stories

Burn Survivors tell their stories of motherhood, ranging from difficulty conceiving, worries about how their injuries would affect pregnancy, and concerns about how their children would respond to their scars.

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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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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.

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God’s Answer to Prayer

In this first-person story originally published in "Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul," burn survivor Susan Lugli shares her own journey of recovery and her experience as her husband's caregiver.

Women's Stories Getting Back to Life Grief and Trauma Caregivers Caregiver Fatigue Survivor Stories Faith and Healing Spiritual healing
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Jill Sproul and Kevin Cook: A Story of Hope

Does everything really happen for a reason? How does someone maintain hope in the face of a devastating trauma? These are two of the biggest questions faced by many burn survivors and their immediate caregivers. This article addresses both questions through the lens of a love story, the story of how Jill Sproul and Kevin Cook lost much but found each other.

Family Stories Love and Burn Injury Survivor Stories Burn survivors and hope Getting back to living Hope and Healing Men's Stories Women's Stories Jill Sproul Kevin Cook James Bosch
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Milestones and Life Events: The Cycle of Healing (Part I)

In this article, James Bosch reflects on his experience as an adult burned as an infant as he experienced life's milestones.

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Milestones and Life Events: The Cycle of Healing (Part II)

In this installment of the Milestones and Life Events series, Dustin Wise and Kimberly Calman share their stories about being burn-injured as teenagers.

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My Experience With Laser Treatments on Burn and Graft Scars

Can laser treatments help minimize the appearance of scars? Kris Flaten describes her personal experience with laser treatments on burn and graft scars.

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Pivotal Moments: Recognizing and Embracing Life-Changing Turning Points

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Program That Helped Thousands Began with One Survivor

Barbara Kammerer Quayle tells the story of her burn injury and determination during recovery to conquer the social challenges of stares, startled glances, and innocent or intrusive questions. By her own grit and inspiration, she developed 'Beyond Surviving, Tools for Thriving After a Burn Injury' with STEPS and 'Rehearse Your Response' (RYR), which are tools fur survivors and family members to develop confidence and comfort with social situations - and get back to living productive, fulfilling lives.

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