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 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.