Coming Home: BSTTW Support Team 2019 Fund

By: Michael Appleman, CEO

BSTTW
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Each day over 3000 individuals from around the world suffer a burn injury. Many of these individuals do not have the finances and/or the medical insurance needed to receive medical treatment and recover from the severe injury. As a burn survivor I can say that most burn survivors who suffered a severe burn injury can understand the emotional and physical trauma involved with coming home after a long term hospital stay, burn unit, nursing home and rehabilitation. For an extended period of time I did not get the support I needed. I did not know any other burn survivors in the area I was living. This caused me to feel alone, Family members of a burn survivor also suffer emotional trauma due to the emotional and physical pain their loved one suffers. Burn Survivors Throughout The World, Inc. (BSTTW), founded in August 2001, has a support team that offers the information, friendship and support needed to help both burn survivors and family members work through the emotional issues due to the burn injury and reentering a community that does not always understand.

The >BSTTW 2019 Support Team Fund is in need of $100,000.00. BSTTW is currently in need of at least one car, preferably an SUV or Van and automobile insurance. The funds raised for 2019 will also be used to help purchase a car and automobile insurance for the BST to drive to the hospitals, burn units, homes and other places to see, offer friendship, one on one support to both the burn survivors and their family members, offer funding to pay for medical expenses, clothes and food. When a burn survivor is in need he/she can always contact the BST by telephone, at 936-483-9014 or by email at https://www.burnsurvivorsttw.org/eforms/supportemail.html. You can meet with in a BST Member in a private internet chat room, speak by telephone and when possible a BST Member will come to your home.

To learn about donating to the BSTTW Support Team Fund (BSTF) using a credit card go to https://www.burnsurvivorsttw.org/donations/bstfund.html. If you would like to donate using a check, money order, cash or items send your donations to:

   Burn Survivors Throughout The World, Inc.
   BST Fund
   16193 Lone Star Ranch Drive #102
   Conroe, Texas 77302

You can learn more about BSTTW by going to https://www.burnsurvivorsttw.org/home.html. If you would like to become a BSTTW Volunteer you can learn more at www.burnsurvivorsttw.org/volunteer/volunteer.html. To contact a BSTTW Support Team Member you should go to https://www.burnsurvivorsttw.org/eforms/supportemail.html or call us at 936-483-9014.

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