Written on July 01, 2021
to learn more about her experience at Phoenix World Burn Congress (WBC): Engage.
Jeanette: I was in Broken Bow, Oklahoma to celebrate my wife’s birthday. On that Saturday evening June 6, 2020, we were enjoying the outdoor fire pit. Just embers were burning when I got up out of my chair. Doing so, I twisted my ankle and fell into the pit.
Jeanette: I first learned about Phoenix Society after I was released from the hospital and my burn care clinic.
I saw a Phoenix SOAR brochure in the waiting room but due to COVID-19 there were no in-person Phoenix SOAR visits to the hospital. When I was released, the head nurse shared a packet with me and told me about Phoenix Society virtual opportunities.
Jeanette: I still struggle with my reality and both Phoenix WBC and Phoenix WBC: Engage has helped me on various levels, especially emotionally and physically. I have also regularly attended Virtual Support Group and those have helped me so much.
Jeanette: My favorite session was Skin Care After a Burn Injury. I loved hearing about different products that have worked for Kechi!
Jeanette: I’m not alone and it doesn’t matter if you are a hidden burn survivor, we all have needs and we all have gone through trauma.