Burn Survivors

Camp I Am Me Now Offering Young Adult Retreat, October 11-14 in Mt. Carroll

Campers beginning to age out of Summer Camp and other survivors between the ages of 18-22 have a new opportunity to participate in a support program, as the engaging long weekend retreat aims to help young adults build self-esteem and focus on the next stage of their lives. Camp I Am Me is thrilled to […]

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Summer Camp Offers a Place of Healing for Burn Survivors

An empowering, week-long summer camp provides a safe, and judgement-free place for young burn survivors Mount Prospect, Illinois – For the past 33 years, Camp I Am Me by Illinois Fire Safety Alliance has helped young burn survivors throughout Illinois by providing a place of acceptance and healing at its yearly Summer Camp held at

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Support Summer Camp by Donating Needs List Items

At Camp I Am Me, we are dedicated to supporting young burn survivors and helping them heal both physically and emotionally. Our Sumer Camp plays a crucial role in their recovery. One way to ensure the best possible experience for our campers and volunteers is through the generosity provided from in-kind donations off of the

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The Caper Brown Memorial Scholarship: Empowering Survivors to Pursue their Education

Education is an essential aspect of personal growth and success. However, for burn survivors, the journey towards academic achievement often comes with additional challenges and financial burdens. Fortunately, organizations From Tragedy to Triumph Foundation offer assistance through scholarships such as the Caper Brown Memorial Scholarship. The Caper Brown Memorial Scholarship, is designed to support survivors

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IL Survivors Head West for Young Adult Summit

Four young adult burn survivors had the opportunity to attend the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation’s Young Adult Summit.  This long weekend retreat is held at Ocean Pines Camp in beautiful Cambria, CA.  The weekend’s theme was ‘Survivor – Connect, Lead, Thrive”.  Survivors engaged in reality game show inspired challenges that gave the young adults the chance for to

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Announcing Camp I Am Me’s Newest Survivor Support Resource: The Lending Library

Camp I Am Me is excited to announce its newest resource, the Lending Library. At Camp I Am Me, it is believed that knowledge is power, especially when it comes to healing from trauma. This can be a complex and challenging process, which is why Camp I Am Me recognizes the importance of providing burn

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Camp I Am Me Promotes Burn Awareness Week to Prevent Flammable Liquid Burn Injuries

Mount Prospect, Illinois – National Burn Awareness Week is February 4-10, and this year’s theme is “Handle with Care, Flammable Liquids Beware.” Camp I Am Me by Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering children and adults with severe burn injuries, is highlighting the awareness campaign to support its core mission to

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