Category: survivor

December 6, 2023

Hitaxi Journey from Burn Survivor to Inspiring MSCS Grad Student

In the face of life’s deep challenges, Hitaxi stands out as a symbol of unwavering strength and an unbreakable spirit. Her journey, from a burn survivor with 72% of her body scarred to a master’s degree candidate at Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, is a powerful example of how determination and […]

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October 25, 2023

Overcoming Adversity: Bob’s Triumph in Returning to Two Wheels

When adversity strikes and life takes an unexpected turn, the road to recovery can be a challenging journey. In this inspiring blog post, we hear from Bob, a former naval officer and naval aviator, about his remarkable experience of riding his motorcycle again for the first time since a life-changing incident. Bob’s story is a […]

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September 1, 2023

Camp Community is Here!

Camp Community, a camp designed for the burn survivor and their entire family, is taking place this weekend from September 9th – 10th! At full capacity, this camp will allow multiple families the opportunity to connect with each other and other families at different stages in recovery. They’ll experience music therapy, confidence building sessions, and […]

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September 1, 2023

Samantha’s College Dream

Samantha is a burn survivor who has been awarded the MacDonald Wood Scholarship for the second semester in a row. Here is her testimonial: When I was 14 years old, I was tested to see where I was academically speaking in comparison to my peers. I found out that although I was a freshman in […]

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July 31, 2023

Camp Hope Is This Weekend!

This weekend, we are launching our first year of Camp Hope as a focused, adult burn-survivor-only camp that is three days long in Chandler, Arizona! Camp is slotted to be fully-packed and the schedule will include sessions regarding confidence, nutrition, and pain management. We’re excited to see this group of burn survivors connect, grow, and […]

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July 31, 2023

The Slaying of the Cast Iron Dragon

(or how I got burned by cooking oil)  By: Wyley Myers I was still a day’s ride from my destination and had spent the night on the disused trail that led to my destination, the lair of the Cast Iron Dragon. I was up before the sun and was waiting for my pan to get […]

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July 3, 2023

Camp Hope is Coming

Are you an adult burn survivor? If so, you’re invited to Camp Hope! Camp Hope is designed for adult burn survivors (18+) to have a weekend focused on their personal well-being, confidence, and self-empowerment in a safe, understanding environment. There will be sessions regarding confidence, physical recovery, mental health, and addressing triggers. It will take […]

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July 3, 2023

Camper of the Year 2022

Every year at Camp Courage one camper and counselor are nominated to attend the International Burn Camp in Washington DC. in 2022 Jeremy was nominated to attend that year’s international camp along with Jeff as his counselor partner. A year later at Camp Courage 2023 Jeremy came back and was excited to share his experience […]

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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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