We provide counseling and financial aid to the family and also offer our two recovery programs to the children and their family. Phoenix House is a 10 bed recovery center for recluse and high trauma children struggling in their recovery. Camp Phoenix is our National Burned Children's Recovery Camp for burned children. Attending both programs is an important step to the recovery of the child.
Burns are one of the most painful injuries to recover from. We offer support and encouragement during and after hospitalization. When does the healing start? Reconstructive surgery will play a role in the child's overall post burn restoration process, but it is the area on the body affected and the percentage of total burned tissue that will play the largest role in how fast they will recover.
Burned Children Recovery Foundation Founder and CEO –Michael T Mathis
It is February 18, 1967, Michael was living a normal life with dreams like any other child. He just received an all-star awarded as a catcher in the Snohomish County little league and dreamed of playing professional baseball. Michael went to spend the night with a friend and his life was about to change. It was after 11pm when Sam his friend poured gasoline of a camp fire and Michael was horribly burned after the gas can exploded and Michael was burned over 64% of his body.
"After years of surgeries and negative reactions to my scars I learned that I had been given a unique gift and have the opportunity to affect people’s lives just by meeting them. I now have the opportunity to share my wisdom with the 280,000 children that are burned in America every year.
Programs & Volunteers
Burned Children Recovery Foundation offers many programs to benefit those who have been burned and their families. Some of these programs are:
Support from Experienced Survivors
Unique support from experienced burn survivors who understand the trauma the children are going through. The credibility of having walked in their shoes helps the children to trust and feel comfortable asking questions and seek support and understanding in dealing with personal difficulties. This support helps the children through the transition from victim to a survivor.
We are excited to announce that we are now an official KidCents charity!
KidCents is a program created by The Rite Aid Foundation that allows Rite Aid customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to help support kid-focused charities.
Your Contribution will help a Burned Child and their family heal from the wounds from the inside. The wounds slowly heal on the outside but their spirit needs lifting! Make this recovery a possibility for one of the 280,000 children burned yearly in the United States.
Actor and funny man Ryan Stiles cares deeply about the Burned Children Recovery Foundation and the children we help. Mr. Stiles has raised $420,000 for the children since 2010, with the goal to build the national Burned Children's Camp Phoenix. We thank you Ryan Stiles for your support!