Burn Support Magazine: Winter 2020

Inside this issue of Burn Support Magazine...

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Letter from the CEO

Over the past year, we've been bombarded with unce...

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Breslau Society Spotlight - Sarah Bazey

Growing up, Sarah Bazey loved to compete in pagaen...

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Factsheet
Navigating Burn Community Resources - FAQs

Get answers to all the frequently asked questions...

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Article
Bill Alexander: Finding Transformational Heal...

After a lifetime of isolation, Bill found healing...

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Article
Horses Saved Me

Michelle Lauren Anderson shares what she learned f...

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Podcast
Increasing Your Capacity for Connection

In this podcast, we interview burn survivor and cl...

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Article
Keeping Your Cool During Exercise

Understand how your body reacts to exercise and he...

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Share Your Story

Everyone has a story, and the world wants to hear...

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Article
Pressure Garments: The What, Where, and Why

Should you have pressure garments? Do you really H...

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Meet the New Phoenix Board President

"We have a unique community and mission, and I nev...

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Letter from Amy Acton, CEO

"Dear Friends,

Over the past year, we’ve been bombarded with uncertainty and fear of an unknown future. Many of us have been separated from our routines, our jobs, and our communities. We’ve heard a call for equality and justice, and weathered an election unlike any we’ve seen before. As a nation, as a world, we have been increasingly challenged and divided...."

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Navigating Burn Community Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Every day, Phoenix Society responds to messages from burn survivors, their loved ones, and burn support professionals. For this issue of Burn Support Magazine, we collected our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Bill Alexander

Finding Transformational Healing - 59 Years Later

In 1960, nine-year-old Bill Alexander was burned on over 50% of his body. He endured more than 50 surgeries over the next ten years.

“For me, the mental recovery was worse than the physical pain,” Bill says. “Back then, no PT/OT or mental help was available—or even thought of.”

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Horses Saved Me

by Michelle Lauren Anderson

"There are no endless questions about my scarred, patched-together body or my dark past. There is no judgment, no need to explain why I am the way I am. Rather, horses accept and show me love just for being me."

Increasing Your Capacity for Connection

An Interview with Dr. Lise Deguire

In this special podcast, we interviewed burn survivor and clinical psychologist Dr. Lise DeGuire. Lise shares the healing value of connection and offers tips for overcoming the barriers burn survivors face when building relationships.

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Keeping Your Cool During Exercise

By Luke Belval, PhD and Craig Crandall, PhD

Have you ever been told to be careful when exercising because of your burn injuries? Do you avoid outdoor activities because you are worried about overheating?

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Pressure Garments

The What, Where, and Why

by Brianna Bolinger, RN, BSN, and Rebekah Reishus Allely, OTR/L

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