Burn Survivors



    •  Read this editorial in FireRescue Magazine about courageous burnsurvivors and how they inspire burn prevention efforts. 
    •  Listen to this NPR Talk of the Nation about burn survivors from the military

Burn Foundation services include: 

  • We offer educational materials for families about the burn centers and burn recovery.
  • Burn Buddies to pediatric burn patients.*
  • We send young survivors to summer burn camp free of charge.
  • Our Burn Survivors Advisory Council guides us in designing programs important to the burn survivor community.
  • The Anapol Schwartz Family Mentorship Program, a peer-support program helps individuals and families through the healing process.
  • We are sometimes able to provide pressure garments to survivors that insurance companies do not cover.*
  • We have a blog for burn survivors and their families to tell their stories and connect with one another.

* Thanks to a grant from The Union Historical Fire Society.

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Hot Issue

 

Paul A. Jargowsky, Ph.D.

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We were privileged to have Professor Paul A. Jargowsky, of the Rutgers University Center for Urban Research and Urban Education, as our guest speaker at our 39th Annual Gala on October 19, 2012.  

At the age of 15, Paul sustained burns over 70% of his body.  At that time, the chances of recovery from such extensive burns were remote, but Paul was fortunate to receive care at the newly opened Crozer-Chester Burn Center.  He made an amazing recovery and went on to graduate from Princeton and Harvard (masters and doctoral).  

Paul showed tremendous courage through his recovery and has devoted much of his life to serving others.   His bravery and inspiration of others are shining examples of the qualities that we are fortunate to see in many of our burn survivors.


 


The Burn Foundation Fall, 2012 newsletter has been published!

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