Posts in Outreach
Camp I Am Me

One of our most popular and longstanding outreach relationships is with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Camp I Am Me. A sleepover camp for children and teens who have experienced burns, Camp I Am Me allows survivors to have fun and build their self-esteem in a safe, non-judgmental environment.   

Read More
Outreach to Medical Students

For medical students like me, school is a challenging experience. At Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the expectations are high and the workload is at times overwhelming.  For example, my recent exams were three hours long and consisted of over 120 questions.  They take place on Mondays, and class starts right back up again on Tuesday morning. There’s just no way to not internalize the stress when so much is expected of you, and I have struggled with that stress myself.  Many of my classmates have as well.  We all try to deal with stress and anxiety on our own, with varying levels of success.  

Read More