Several years ago, my husband was in a workplace accident that resulted in 3rd degree burns. After a terrifying trip to the local ER, we were promptly sent to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, GA. We spent a lot of time there. His recovery was long, painful, and difficult. But I am so grateful that because of the excellent care there, he is completely healed, and you cannot even tell he was so severely burned. I know first-hand how critical specialized, professional burn care is.
Children who experience similar injuries are sent to MUSC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Burn Center. The Simpsonville Fire Department, along with FDs across our state, participates in the Burned Children’s Fund by collecting aluminum cans for recycling. All funds go directly to help to ease the recovery process for MUSC’s pediatric burn patients and their families. Between 2017-2018, our FD raised $10,000 for the fund. In 2020, they saw a dip in donations to only $6,800. Please join me in helping them raise even more over the next year by dropping your aluminum cans off at one of our stations. It’s a really easy way to make a BIG difference.