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Children's Hospital logoMUSC Children's Hospital Burned Children's Fund is a continuation of a program founded in 1986 by South Carolina's firefighters and MUSC Children's Hospital to ease the recovery process for MUSC's pediatric burn patients and their families. Donations to this fund support South Carolina's only referral center for pediatric burns,
MUSC Children's Hospital Pediatric Burn Center.

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SC Firefighters/MUSC Childrens Hospital logoThe Burned Children's Fund and the Pediatric Burn Center co-sponsor Camp 'Can' Do, a camp designed specially for burned children. The Burned Children's Fund also supports the FAN Club. This program matches firefighters with burned children to help them return to school as well as educate their classmates about the child's experience. Also accomplished is the creation of a hydrotherapy area in MUSC Children's Hospital, improving the necessary, but unpleasant dressing changes and treatments a burned child must endure.

Our Mission

To be a partner in each burned child’s recovery by:

Providing funding for non-medical items and services critical to the recovery of pediatric     burn patients, including wound care and rehabilitative equipment

Providing funding for patients’ and families’ basic needs during treatment such as food,     lodging, clothing, and transportation

Educating parents and family members about burn care and safety, funding for burn     recovery handbooks and materials

Funding needed improvements and supplies to provide the highest quality of burn care:     Pediatric burn hydrotherapy room, medications, dressing supplies

Educating burn care providers by sponsoring Advanced Burn Life Support courses for     physician and nursing staff, American Burn Association membership for the Pediatric Burn     Team, burn care conference attendance, and continuing education

Supporting burn injured patients’ emotional well-being during and after treatment: Child     Life Specialist support, toys and activities for distraction and exercise, FAN Club Support     program, School Re-entry program and parent/teacher assistance, Annual Camp ‘Can’
    Do, image enhancement through special clothing, make-up consultations, wigs

To promote burn awareness and fire prevention throughout South Carolina by supporting:

Appropriate program development and implementation
Training of fire safety instructors
Participation in public awareness campaigns
Development of teaching aids
Funding for workshops for fire and life safety educators

This slide-show was made possible by Camp Can Do staff, campers, and volunteers and photos and help contributed by Tiffin, Pete, DJ, Susan, Matt and Paige.

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