BRCA and shark bite survivor, Lucas Cruz, featured on PeopleTV

PeopleTV proudly featured BRCA’s Dr. Haaris Mir, Dr. Rizal Lim and shark bite survivor Lucas Cruz to detail his heroic and terrifying encounter with a bull shark. Thanks to quick thinking and response time and the incredible reconstructive efforts of Drs. Mir and Lim, Lucas is eagerly ready to walk again. Lucas’s story starts around […]
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Florida teen survives shark attack after losing 70 percent of his blood: ‘I feel pretty lucky’ by Diane Herbst for People Magazine and Yahoo

People Magazine recently featured 15-year-old shark attack survivor Lucas Cruz and Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s Dr. Haaris Mir in an article that has gained international attention. Read the full story here to learn more about Dr. Mir and Dr. Rizal Lim’s work to help Lucas. Follow Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America for […]
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Haitian woman flown more than 1,000 miles to receive lifesaving burn care following propane explosion

In the early morning hours of March 8, 2021, Guerda Fontaine was prepping lunch boxes for her two children when turning on the propane tank engulfed her in flames. “Upon the propane exploding, the house itself exploded, the windows exploded, everything just exploded,” said Mrs. Fontaine. “I just heard the explosion and didn’t really understand […]
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Shark attack survivor: 15-year-old says after his brush with death, ‘I’ll go back in the water eventually’ by Rick Scobey

Boston Herald reporter Rick Sobey recently had a phone interview with Lucas Cruz and Burn and Reconstructive Center of America’s Dr. Haaris Mir. Check out the full story here, and don’t forget to share Cruz’s story and the incredible work that Dr. Mir and Dr. Rizal Lim did to restore and rebuild total function of […]
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BRCA’s Dr. Rizal Lim is featured on NewsNation and Newsweek!

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s Dr. Rizal Lim was interviewed live on NewsNation! Performing services at Kendall Regional Medical Center, Dr. Lim and Burn Medical Director Dr. Haaris Mir reconstructed fifteen-year-old Lucas Cruz’s legs after a bull shark attacked him while lobster diving. In the interview, Cruz discusses the details of the attack while […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at Kendall Regional Medical Center featured on Good Morning America!

Burn Medical Director Dr. Haaris Mir joined his patient, Lucas Cruz, on Good Morning America to talk about the 15-year-old’s recovery after a bull shark attack left both legs severely injured. Dr. Mir and Dr. Rizal Lim performed emergency treatment and reconstruction on both legs, enabling Cruz to retain and rebuild the function in both […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at Kendall Regional Medical Center save a 15-year-old attacked by a bull shark

Miami, FL—Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) at Kendall Regional Medical Center recently treated a 15-year-old attacked by a bull shark while lobster fishing at Ocean Reef in Key Largo, FL. On August 7, 2021, Lucas Cruz had only been in the water for 15-20 minutes when a bull shark attacked him, causing significant […]
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BRCA Foundation’s Fifth Annual Augusta Polo Cup Returns November 6, 2021

Augusta, GA—The Fifth Annual Augusta Polo Cup returns Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, benefitting Camp Sweet Escape and BRCA Foundation, the host of the event and fundraising arm of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. “Five years ago, the Augusta Polo Cup started with the goal to raise money for juvenile diabetes research,” said Frank Mullins, […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America Expand Burn System to Nashville, TN. 

Sept. 1, 2021—Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is pleased to officially expand its burn system to include BRCA at TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN, the burn system’s seventeenth location nationwide. Owned and operated by TriStar Skyline, BRCA’s world-class physicians and advanced practice providers now provide burn, wound, hand and reconstructive care […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America Offers Tips on Having a Safe Labor Day Weekend

August 30—As summer comes to a close and Labor Day weekend quickly approaches, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants to help you and your family have a safe and fun weekend celebration. Before heading out of town, setting up your grill or making plans to hit the water, here are some tips that can […]
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EMT recovers from jet ski explosion with help from burn team

Megan Hawthorne and her boyfriend, Braydon Nunnery, were pulling a kneeboard behind a jet ski on a river in Florida on Aug. 9, 2020, when the rope got stuck in the propeller. The couple shut off the engine and managed to swim the stalled jet ski to the nearest sandbar before flagging down a friend […]
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Jacob Bird

Jacob Bird was a kid being a kid. The 17-year-old high school senior and college football hopeful thought it would be fun to jump from his home balcony onto a trampoline one-story below. But it didn’t go like he thought it would. “I broke my leg, snapped it completely in half. The bone was sticking […]
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Watch Beretta Craft-Coffman interview on contact burns

In the News: Augusta After a toddler burned their feet walking on a patio, Augusta’s WJBF Channel 6 reached out to BRCA’s Chief Clinical Officer, Beretta Craft-Coffman, for an interview on burn safety, prevention tips and awareness to the dangers of severe contact burns from hot surfaces. Toddler burns feet on backyard deck, health experts […]
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