Category: survivor

September 26, 2022

How do you relieve the itchiness?

Tonya Naughton, MSN,BSN, RN, MACJ Banner University Medical Center answers: For temporary relief of itching you can try these self-care measures: Avoid items or situations that cause you to itch. Try to identify what’s causing your symptoms and avoid it. This might be wool clothing, an overly heated room, too many hot baths or exposure […]

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September 1, 2022

Bowling Night!

Calling all burn survivors and family members! You’re invited to Bowling Night on Friday, September 16th for free bowling, food, and fun! Come anytime from 6-9pm at either the Phoenix or Tucson location. Phoenix Location: Bowlero Christown, 1919 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85015 Tucson Location: Lucky Strike Bowl, 4015 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, […]

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September 1, 2022

Advocating for Survivor Aftercare

On Monday August 22nd, Erika Mendoza, MS presented in front of the Burn Care Principles Class. These nursing students have expressed interest in burn care as their area of specialty. After their regular class Erika Mendoza, MS was able to talk about ABF and the many programs and services we have to offer not only […]

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August 3, 2022

Helping with Travel

Earlier this year, Arthena suffered a burn injury to both her feet after coming into contact with hot water. Her mom, Jemenesha, immediately called for emergency services and quickly found herself and Arthena in a plane, being flown down to the Arizona Burn Center. Arthena’s wounds were treated and thankfully the pair didn’t have to […]

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August 3, 2022

Upcoming Event in Cottonwood!

Are you a burn survivor or a Camp Courage volunteer? If so, you and your family are invited to an outdoor social gathering on Saturday, October 15th in Cottonwood, AZ! The Cottonwood Fire Department has generously partnered with ABF to provide lunch, guided horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and more at no charge to you! […]

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July 29, 2022

What’s Your Difference?

In 1988, Chriss Carr was returning from a trip to Sedona with his family. Their plane was landing at the Scottsdale airport when a malfunction occurred and a fire erupted. As a result, Chriss and his nephew were burned, his wife suffered a collapsed lung, his sister-in-law was uninjured, and devastatingly, his brother-in-law passed away. […]

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July 21, 2022

A Camper’s Story

“I had never met another burn survivor my age. I thought I was the only one.” – Twyla, 9-year-old burn survivor At Camp Courage this year, the very first camper who arrived was Twyla, a 9-year-old burn survivor. I had the privilege of being the first person to greet Twyla and her family upon arrival. […]

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July 5, 2022

Summer Baseball Game!

Calling all burn survivor baseball fans! We would like to invite you and your family to join us at the Diamondbacks vs. Rockies game at Chase Field on Sunday, August 7th. Tickets are available to you, at no charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Check out our flyer and scan the QR code or email [email protected] […]

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July 5, 2022

Why We Give

When 21 year old Rick Meinig lay in a burn unit following a chemical explosion in a Boston lab in 1979 his overwhelmed mother had no knowledge of any support groups for burn survivors or their families. Years later when Kathy Meinig filled in as a physical therapist in burn units in Denver and Iowa […]

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July 5, 2022

A Gift for a Camper

In 2019, Tim Kreigel had Angel as a camper and taught him how to ride a bike. Angel spent that whole camp attached to a bike any moment he could. Tim mentioned how much it meant to him to be able to help Angel out with such an important thing in life. On to Burn […]

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