Support Groups & Patient Resources

There are several support organizations that help burn victims during their treatment and recovery.

Studies have shown that there is a significant benefit to sharing your feelings with others who are experiencing the same challenges.

The Phoenix Society is a support group and a community of burn survivors, family members, firefighters and healthcare professionals who share the desire to help burn victims in their recovery. The Society was founded in 1977 by Alan Breslau, who was severely burned in the crash of a commercial airliner in 1963. After visiting a young boy in a burn center, Breslau realized the importance of peer support for those with burn injuries.

The Percy R. Johnson Burn Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that ensures the availability of services for burn patients receiving treatment in the Shreveport-Bossier City area. The organization sponsors many programs, including the annual Camp I'm Still Me for young burn survivors from all over the state of Louisiana. The camp is free of charge to all attendees.

The Shriners Burn Hospital in Galveston, TX provides comprehensive burn care and rehabilitation for children from all over the world. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is a Verified Burn Center from the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association. Thanks to the philanthropy of the Shriners of North America, patients experience improved outcomes after surgery and rehabilitation.