Coming Home: BSTTW Support Team 2009-2010 Fund
By: Michael Appleman, CEO

E ach 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.

BSTTW is constantly raising the funding needed to continue the BSTTW Support Team (BST). The BSTTW Support Team Fund is hoping to raise $100,000.00 during 2008-2009. BSTTW is currently in need of at least one car, preferably an SUV or Van and automobile insurance. The funds raised from the 2008-2009 season will also be used to purchase a car and automobile insurance, if they have not been donated, allow the BST to travel around the USA and at times the world to offer one on one support to both burn survivors and family members and offer funding to pay for medical expenses. When a burn survivor is in need he/she can always contact the BST by telephone, at 936-647-2256 or by email at,
meet with in a private internet chat room and when the funds are raised a BST member will come to your home.

To learn more about the BSTTW Support Team Fund (BSTF) go to Mail your donations to the BSTF 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 If you would like to become a BSTTW Volunteer you can learn more at To contact a BSTTW Support Team Member you should go to or call us at 936-647-2256.

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