Burn Support Magazine: Fall 2021

Inside this issue of Burn Support Magazine...

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Letter from the CEO

"The stories in this issue of Burn Support Magazin...

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Finding and Hiring a Burn Injury Attorney

Learn what to expect when working with a burn inju...

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A Movement is Greater Than One Person

This giving season offers the perfect opportunity...

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Virtual Connections with Phoenix SOAR Peer Su...

Learn what Phoenix Society's new virtual training...

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The Gift of Thanking Your Rescuers

Have you ever wondered how to find the people who...

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Ask the Experts: Giving Up

As a Phoenix SOAR peer supporter, one of the quest...

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Ask the Experts: Will I Scar?

Dr. Felicia Williams addresses her most frequently...

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Ask the Experts: Finding Love

Many burn survivors wonder how anyone will love th...

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Breslau Society Spotlight: Andy Lee

We sat down with Andy Lee to hear what inspired hi...

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Meet Michael Gantt

“Michael’s 25 years of experience in nonprofit lea...

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Letter from Amy Acton, CEO

Dear Friends,

The stories in this issue of Burn Support Magazine don’t shy from the challenges and uncertainty of life after a burn injury.

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Virtual Connections with Phoenix SOAR Peer Support

When the pandemic brought most in-person peer support programs to a halt, Phoenix Society embraced the opportunities of a virtual peer support program with the help of coordinators like Rebecca Garber and peer supporters like Nate and Tonya Nielson.

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Ask the Experts

In this advice column, a panel of experts draws on their personal and professional experience to offer guidance. Read their answers to questions they encounter frequently from the burn community.

Samoana Matagi: Giving Up

As a Phoenix SOAR peer supporter, one of the questions I often hear during peer support visits is, “What do I do when I no longer want to fight?”


Dr. Felicia Williams: Will I Scar?

This is by far the most frequently asked question I get from patients and from parents. The answer is based upon the depth of wound, how long the wounds are open...


Dr. Lise Deguire: Finding Love

Many dating apps have reduced their algorithms down to swipe left or swipe right, entirely based on a user's first impression of a person's face. In this world, how can burned people find love?

A Movement Is Greater than One Person

Brianna was only three when an explosion on her family farm burned over 60% of her body. While she can’t remember much about those early days, her memories of her caregivers are clear: “The people who made me feel the most like myself were the nurses who cared for me.”

The Gift of Thanking Your Rescuers

By Kate Dernocoeur

Have you ever wondered how to find the people who helped you when you were injured? Kate Dernocoeur, retired firefighter, shares the value of reaching out.

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Finding and Hiring a Burn Injury Attorney

By Pritzker Hageman Law Firm

Because of the complexity and severity of serious burn cases, very few lawyers have the experience, record of success, and financial wherewithal necessary to pursue them. That is why it is essential to not only speak with an attorney as soon as possible but also make sure the attorney is, in fact, a reputable and recognized fire/burn/explosion professional.

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Breslau Society Spotlight: Andy Lee

The incredible generosity and compassion of donors like Andy is critical to ensuring Phoenix Society’s sustainable life-changing impact.

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