"Out of the worst experience..."
"...came unexpected blessings, like hope, healing, good friends and opportunities."
Burn accidents can happen to anyone in the flash of a moment, and the pain that's endured long afterwards goes far beyond physical.
The financial burden alone is crippling, as most insurances do not cover aftercare or efforts to improve the mental health and quality of life for these survivors and their families.
Ken Putnam, KCFD, Burn Survivor
"When the fire overcame me,
I struggled for survival..."
"I had no idea that many years later, as a burn survivor, it would open up so many doors of friendship and change all of life's experiences for the better."
Having dedicated their efforts to the immediate treatment and ongoing recovery of burn survivors in Southern California and all over the world, the Grossman Burn Foundation and Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors, exist to bring wholistic healing to these everyday extraordinary individuals who exemplify strength in overcoming unimaginable odds through Direct Patient Services, Burn Education Prevention and Survivor Support Groups.
To join this effort, 100% of the funds raised by this year's SoCal Burn Ride will go to Family Camp - a three day weekend where a safe environment is provided for burn survivors and their families to have the opportunity to build confidence and independence, learn teamwork and develop problem-solving skills through diverse sports and camp programs while also providing forums for peer support.