Survivor Stories

Jason Webb

In 1990, at age 13, I sustained 2nd/3rd degree burns over 35% of my body while playing with fire/accelerants with friends.  I spent 35 days in the Burn Unit at Maricopa Medical Center and spent the next couple of years dedicated to recovery. My physical hurdles were many, but the most testing challenge was trying to understand and define my new world socially. I was introduced to the AZ Burn Foundation soon after my injury and was persuaded to attend the Arizona Children’s Burn Camp in 1991  It truly reminded me how to be a “normal” kid again! The camp was a catalyst for my recovery and ultimately became a source of direction for my life. I became a firefighter/medic with Glendale with the encouragement of this community and I’m fortunate enough to continue to be involved in a camp staff role now. I have a beautiful family and couldn’t ask for more; I’ve learned that life is what you make it to be!  (Jason Webb)

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