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.