I read Dave's new book and quoted
it on a number of occasions. It grabbed
me from the start I could not put
it down. I have learned so much on
how to handle situations that may
arise for my grand children through
this book. My grandchildren were given
a copy at burn camp ... "Camp
Sunshine" sponsored by Arkansas
Childrens Hospital in Little Rock.
I was worried my grand daughter would
never find love in a word that holds
apprearances so highly with the keyloid
scars she has over 80% of her body.
She doesn't seem self consious as
much these days but she is only 7...
she will one day. My grandson's hands
have had countless surgeries on them
but he can now use them both, all
nine fingers to a point. Thank you
for sharing your story.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dave
at The World Burn Congress in Cleveland
in 2003. It was soon after my burns
and a very emotional time for me.
I found Dave and the other survivors
to be great inspirations. This web
site and your help in the burn community
is greatly appreciated.
Although I have never said it, I
am darned proud of my cousin. To SUCCEED
in life can be very difficult even
if only average things happen to us.
To be average in spite of such tragedy
and adversity is ADMIRABLE, but to
also be sucessful is amazing and heroic.
In my estimation you are a better
than average, you are a success story.
"I have been looking for along
time for an organization that realizes
the emotional and educational stunting
of many survivors. An organization
that addresses the scars that are
invisible to many."
"I'm so thankful for a site
like this that let's all burn survivors
know that there is life after burns."
I thank Dave for having the courage
to share his story. This website is
a wonderful inspiration to us all.
The scholarship program is quite impressive.
I never thought about seeking out
others like me...it is nice to know
that I am not alone.