BRCA publishes Spring 2022 edition of “Burn Care Commentary”

Click here to download the Summer 2022 edition of Burn Care Commentary. If you would like a printed copy of the publication, please email us at info@burncenters.com.
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From 14 months to 47 years old: a lifetime of burn care comes to a close

It was the late 1970s. Anna Dickinson’s mom was cooking dinner in their home in Augusta, GA, when she was startled by a loud crash. Her daughter, fourteen-month-old Dickinson, had reached up and pulled the hot tea kettle off the stove. Scalding hot tea covered her head, dripping down her brow, while she sat there […]
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In retrospect: A fourteen-year reflection of burn care and recovery from burn survivor Connor McKemey

Burn care is a relatively new specialty as far as healthcare goes. Each patient treated at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) sets new expectations for recovery and redefines the possibilities of life after the burn center as they push the boundaries of burn care. Burn survivor Connor McKemey has been defying clinical odds […]
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Seven-year-old baseball player scores homerun after hand reconstruction

After the Mendoza family’s dog, Misty, suffered a severe injury and infection crawling under their backyard fence, they took her to the vet and did what they could to nurse her back to health. On April 30, 2021, less than a week into their pet’s recovery, seven-year-old Gideon Mendoza went outside to feed the chickens […]
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Scotti Roberts: Burn survivor, peer supporter, LPN and future RN

Eight-year-old Scotti Roberts grew up living the small-town-USA life in Fitzgerald, GA. In a town of roughly 9,000 people, Roberts lived with her grandparents in a pecan orchard. After dinner on Oct. 18, 2005, Roberts and her family went to the orchard to a five-foot hole where they burned their pecan branches. Playing, Roberts threw […]
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A mother is thankful to have her son returned to her after getting severely burned on cross-country camping trip

For the first time in then fourteen-year-old John David Thomason’s life, he was going on a cross-country fishing and camping trip deep in the Wyoming wilderness. On July 1, 2021, only a day into the trip, he and his campmates were cooking over an open fire and playing bocce ball when Thomason miss-stepped and fell […]
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Professional rodeo cowboy thanks surgeon who saved him from amputation

Memorial Day weekend 2017, Justin Babineaux was competing in team cattle roping in his hometown of Sulphur, Louisiana. He and his horse were a powerful duo on the verge of a winning streak. But unfortunately, rodeos are a fast-paced, unpredictable sport where anything can happen in just a matter of seconds and, as Babineaux went […]
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