Meet Sofie

Meet Sofie

You must meet Sofie. She is the most energetic, caring, polite, and independent young lady. One look at her beaming face and you’ll understand what makes her so special. We came to know Sofie and her family several years ago after she sustained burn injuries when her dress caught fire. Sofie spent weeks at the Burn Center getting treated for burns to her chest, abdomen, and legs. Her loving family was heartbroken after the accident but learned about the Burn Institute’s support programs and how we help families like theirs. They joined fellow burn survivor families and discovered how to cope with the trauma and strengthen their family bonds while also gaining a community.

Fast forward to summer 2022, where we welcomed Sofie to Camp Beyond the Scars, our week-long inclusive program that encourages healing, personal growth, and character development for young burn survivors. Sofie’s spirit shined all week as she made friends, tried new adventures, nearly wore herself out playing on the inflatable slide. At the end of Camp Sofie said,

“I can’t wait for next year when I’ll see you all again!”

Credit for our successful Camp Beyond the Scars program goes to our energetic team, compassionate volunteers of fire fighters, burn survivors, nurses, PAs, and certainly to our generous donors who ensure Camp is an option for every young burn survivor.

Our work is never complete without the strong support of donors like you. Your previous support of the Burn Institute has truly made a positive impact on our community and local burn survivors, and we hope you’ll consider another one-time or reoccurring gift. Your donation can be made by using the enclosed envelope, going online at, or giving us a call!

Your support means so much to us – and has for many years. Thank you! You can donate today to help support burn survivor services like Camp Beyond the Scars and our Family Retreat.