Scars remind us where we’ve been. They don’t have to dictate where we’re going

Israel - Camp Sababa

Israel - Camp Sababa

Through the years, over 200 children from various backgrounds, religions and cultures have taken part in Israel’s first Burn Camp.

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India - Camp Karma

India - Camp Karma

Despite the fact that there are over 1.5 million pediatric burn survivors in India, Camp Karma is the subcontinent’s only Burn Camp.

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Brazil - Camp Samba

Brazil - Camp Samba

Set to take place in Sau Paolo during summer 2016, Camp Samba will surely be a carnival.

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Haiti & DR

Haiti & DR

Following the devastating 2010 earthquake, Burn Advocates Network set on a mission to bring proper care and support to thousands of burn survivors.

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Meet Burn Advocates Network

Whether caused by a house fire, scalding cooking fluid, or an insurgent’s explosive device – burn injuries can have devastating consequences. Physical disfigurement and emotional scars make the recovery process a long and painful one. Although the “outside” scars require several complex surgeries, the “inside” scars are much more difficult to heal.

We believe that Burn Camps are the best way to support young burn survivors, as they learn to cope with their new lives. In the course of 4 fun-filled days, campers build self-confidence, make new friends, and set the scars aside in favor of ballgames, drum circles, surf lessons and unforgettable camp experiences.

We operate 3 burn camps, all run by volunteers and funded by donors. We also help ensure that burn survivors receive proper care, and adequate compensation; both crucial for a return to a stable and productive life.

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Creating Change

What

What we do – We advocate for adequate compensation, proper care and basic rights for all burn survivors. Our main focus is on pediatric burn survivors but we also speak for those whose voices are not heard – war veterans, citizens of underdeveloped countries and minorities.

What

What you can do – Join the conversation on our social media community and help spread the word.

What

What we do – We operate 3 international burn camps, provide medical supplies and equipment to struggling burn centers, and promote medical training and education.

What

What you can do – Volunteer at one of our burn camps or support our activities by donating today.

What

What we do – We assist burn survivors to integrate into the workforce, encourage them to support and guide young burn survivors, and share their painful yet inspiring stories with the world.

What

What you can do – Promote workplace equality, tolerance and diversity.

  • Over 11,000,000 people are moderately or severely burnt every year
  • 95% percent of fire‐related burns occur in low and middle‐income countries where prevention programs are almost nonexistent and open fires for cooking, lighting or heating are commonplace
  • The rate of child death from burns is 7 times higher in low income countries than in high income countries
  • Over 85% of child burns occur in a residence

  • Over 1,000,000 people are moderately or severely burnt every year, 50% percent of them under the age of 5

  • Over 450,000 people are moderately or severely burnt every year, 55% of them under the age of 18

  • Over 1,500 children under the age of 18 are moderately or severely burnt every year

  • There are currently over 60 Burn Camps operating around the world, yet 90% of them take place in the USA.

Our Inspiration

We survived a terrible ordeal together, and even though we still talk to each other the way we did before — you know, we still joke and make fun of each other — there’s something more.
Life is so good I want to pinch myself to see if I am dreaming.
“Though my story might sound terrible and I would not wish it upon anyone, it turned out to be my gift. My wound became my gift.” – Diego Segovia
“I did not realize the true beauty of my scars until a few years ago. It was then that I finally accepted myself and started embracing my disability instead of hiding it.” – Caroline Tell

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