Burn Survivors Throughout The World, Inc. (BSTTW) and Delores Lekowski is proud
to announce that the books The Power Angelsand The Hurting Angelsare being released and sold by BSTTW in eBook format.
The eBook The Hurting Angelsis currently being translated into many languages
by BSTTW Volunteers. Soon it will be available for burn survivors, families, parents, children, schools,
Universities, hospitals, burn units and organizations around the world.
A MUST FOR EVERY BURN SURVIVOR, CO-SURVIVORS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS and SUPPORT GROUPS TO READ.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING IS VITAL TO RECOVERY!
EMPOWER YOURSELF BY READING
"THE POWER ANGELS"
"THE HURTING ANGELS!"
Shiners Hospitals and many Burn Units have used both of these books.
Information about the eBooks:
"The Hurting Angels"
This book is designed to give children a positive outlook, and help reinforce their self-esteem. Whether your child is
having a sad day, or is recovering from a major trauma, anything that makes a child feel different hurts. This is a very special book for your
very special angel.
I wrote this book as a way to address some very difficult issues that a child and his or her parents face when their child
is going through trauma, or illness, or a rough time. I was such a child, and this book was created from the feelings and issues that I and my
parents were forced to face. This book and its illustrations are in a lighthearted format and is geared to hold your child's attention.
Information about the eBook
"The Power Angels"
I wrote this book to validate the burn survivor's survival.
"The Power Angels"book is a collection of stories from other survivors and what
they have accomplished in their lives. Besides these up-lifting stories from survivors this book also contains important chapters on subjects
that are important to every survivor.
This book is full of good and needed information!
Below are a few examples:
(1) Co-survivors and their importance to our recovery.
(2) A "do and do not" list for the non-burn community (example: never feel sorry for a burn survivor.)
(3) Handling employment issues
(4) Aging with burns
This book will offer you the hope and vision of a new, rewarding and happy life. All of the stories are about burn
survivors and how their burns have changed their lives--and the lives of others---in a positive way. The survivors are not only living life;
they are building a better life. In their quest to build new lives as survivors, they have discovered many opportunities they otherwise may not
have chosen. Some survivors found a hidden talent they never knew they had. All of the survivors are happy, if not happier than they were before
they were burned. They have met obstacles and challenges head-on, without flinching. Why? Because they are survivors they already have conquered
the greatest obstacle and won the biggest challenge of their lives. Everything else is small potatoes.
We have conquered the burns and now we are conquering life.
A note from the author of the "The Hurting Angels"&
"The Power Angels"Delores Lekowski:
Becoming a burn survivor at the young age of ten (I was burned on 85% of my little body) has given me the unique ability
to help others through every phase of a burn injury and an unique knowledge of it effects in every faze of one's life.
As a child: I lost my childhood and was forced to face the loneliness, the name calling, the stares and the misunderstanding,
because of the lack of knowledge, from teachers and other adults who didn't understand this injury. At the same time I acquired a strength and
courage that has gotten me through many difficult times in my life. This acquired strength and courage has served me well.
As a teen: Being a teenager is a difficult time even if you're perfect (which no one is.) As a teen who was still recovering
from a burn injury, it was very challenging and I believe the most difficult phase in my life as a burn survivor. Much later in life I attended one
of my class reunions and while being surrounded by previous class mates, as if I was some kind of celebrity, the most repeated comment I heard from
them was how much they had admired me and how they continue to reflect on my courage and my ability to handle adversity with pride,
courage and grace. My favorite comment, " I was a role model in their life. Who knew? Who would have guessed?
As an adult: This time in my life has been the least challenging. The way I see it, I fought hard to be a survivor and I
refuse to let this injury take any more from me then it already has. I am proud of who I am and I am very proud to be a survivor. To not enjoy
my life to the fullest would make me a burn victim and not a survivor and I refuse to let that happen. Please live your life to the fullest, you
have earned the right to be happy and arrogant in your survivor hood!