The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) and Burn Units across the state are working together this holiday season and bringing a bit of joy to hospital patients being treated for burn injuries.
The IFSA distributed more than 300 wrapped gifts to Loyola Medical Center (Maywood), John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (Chicago), St. Anthony Medical Center (Rockford), St. John’s Hospital (Springfield), Memorial Hospital (Springfield), and University of Chicago Medicine (Chicago). CareBoxes that were assembled by volunteers throughout the year were also delivered to help families through their recovery in the hospital. Each year, staff members from these Burn Units spend seven days at the IFSA’s signature program, Camp “I Am Me” – Illinois’ camp for young burn survivors.
The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s mission is not only to educate Illinois residents on fire safety and burn prevention, but also to support both children and adults that have been affected by burn injuries. To learn more about the support services provided throughout the year, visit the IFSA website.