The Phoenix Society’s World Burn Congress is an annual international conference that brings together more than 900 burn survivors, their families, caregivers, burn care professionals, and firefighters. It serves as a forum for encouraging and facilitating the sharing of stories, providing support and increasing knowledge of burn recovery.
Camp I Am Me has been providing a scholarship opportunity to burn survivors and their family members from Illinois for numerous years. The scholarship covers the costs involved in participating in the four-day conference including conference registration fees, travel accommodations to and from the event, and lodging. This year’s program is taking place October 4-7 in National Harbor, Maryland.
Qualifying applicants must reside in Illinois or have been treated for their injuries in Illinois in addition to being either a burn survivor, parent of a burn survivors, or a family member/caregiver that has had their life impacted by the burn or is involved in the recovery of the survivor.