Burn Survivors

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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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CIAM Winter Party: A Festive Celebration for the Burn Survivor Community

Camp I Am Me, the renowned summer camp for burn survivors, is excited to announce its upcoming Winter Party. This no-cost, end-of-year event is designed to bring together current and past participants of the Summer Camp program, as well as the entire burn survivor community.

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A Memorable Week of Adventures & Connections at International Burn Camp

Camper Tayvon and I had the incredible opportunity to attend a burn camp organized by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). It was a week filled with amazing experiences, from visiting fire stations and historical landmarks in Washington, D.C., to bonding with fellow survivors and exploring new friendships.

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