Category: stories

May 10, 2024

Camp Connection: A Powerful Weekend of Healing and Hope

 This past weekend, we at the Arizona Burn Foundation had the honor of hosting our annual Camp Connection event, bringing together burn survivors and their significant others for a powerful couple of days focused on healing, support, and connection. Among the participants were Mia and her husband AJ, still navigating life after Mia suffered burn […]

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June 22, 2023

From the Ashes: Jason Nelson’s Journey

*Disclaimer: The content you are about to see contains some graphic images. Summary: Jason Nelson, shares his story of a life-changing accident with fire. On February 9, 2014, Jason was in a rental house he owned, replacing carpet and painting. He took a cigarette break in the garage, but when he lit the cigarette, there was […]

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June 8, 2023

Ryan’s Transformative Journey

In 2007, our paths at the Arizona Burn Foundation intertwined with Ryan’s, setting him on an extraordinary journey that would forever change his life. Through a series of serendipitous events, Ryan found himself engaged in community service as part of a fire science program at his school. Little did he know that this experience would […]

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June 1, 2023

Moral Support

My name is Yvette Urias, mother of 2 and grandmother of 4. Back in April I got a really bad burn on my right leg from extremely hot soup. I was admitted to Banner Hospital in Tucson with first and second degree burns, it is an outstanding Hospital, the best hospital I’ve ever been in. […]

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May 5, 2023

Sandy’s Story: A Journey of Loss and Resilience

In 2012, Sandy’s life was turned upside down. While visiting Illinois for her nephew’s wedding, she received a call from her husband. Her son had been in an accident that resulted in his hospitalization. Sandy noticed the concern in her husband’s voice so she quickly contacted her daughter to help her find a flight back […]

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