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The Percy R. Johnson Burn Foundation is a private, not for profit organization seeking to ensure the availability of a comprehensive program of services for burn patients and the families of burn patients receiving treatment in the Shreveport-Bossier City area.

Goals of the Foundation:
  1. To ensure the availability and accessibility of physical and psycho-social rehabilitation for both burn survivors and their families as well as to aid individuals financially in acquiring needed medical supplies and equipment.
  2. Establishment and coordination of support systems for counseling, lodging, transportation and other types of needed assistance for burn survivors and their families.
  3. Improving care provided for local burn survivors through financial support of continuing education for medical personnel.
  4. Improving patient care through the funding of local research in burn treatment.

Our Director
Dr. Kevin Sittig is the Burn Foundation Director and inspiration for many of the accomplishmentsof the foundation The Burn Camp and the Burn Center. A profile of the man and his work is featured in an article entitled Healing The Bodies and Spirits of Burn Survivors.

Projects

  • The Burn Foundation sponsors programs including the Annual Camp I.S.M. for young burn survivors from all over the state of Louisiana.

  • The Burn Foundation has purchased a house to host families of burn survivors. When completely renovated the house will allow loved ones to be near burn patients who require extensive treatment in the LSUHSC Regional Burn Center's intensive care unit.

  • We help furnish needed medical supplies, equipment, and physical rehabilitation for patients after they leave the hospital.

History
The Foundation was established in 1985 by former burn patients and local health care professionals involved in burn care. It was named in honor of Captain Percy R. Johnson, a Shreveport fire fighter who lost his life in the line of duty. Captain Johnson's partner, J. Patrick Johnson, was injured in that incident and was a cofounder of the Burn Foundation.

Burn Center Statistics
The LSUHSC Regional Burn Center has served North Louisiana and East Texas since 1978. The Burn Center is very active, with 180 to 220 acute burn admissions and over 2500 outpatients visits per year. The pediatric admissions range from 30-35% per year, and the average length of stay is 11 days. In addition to the approximately 200 operations performed on acutely burned patients, an average 70 to 80 additional patients receive elective reconstructive surgery each year.

Your Help is Needed
For burn patients, physical care is only the first step in an often long and difficult recovery. The Burn Foundation needs the financial assistance and personal support of area individuals, civic organizations, businesses, and foundations to ensure that burn survivors have access to the full range of services and support required for optimal recovery.


Gifts to the Burn Foundation are tax deductible. Visit our Be A Hero page to learn more.

Help us Help them!
You'll be glad you did.


PERCY R. JOHNSON
BURN FOUNDATION
1501 Kings Highway
P. O. Box 610-618
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932

318-675-6853

 

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The Percy R. Johnson Burn Foundation is a private, not for profit organization, dedicated to assisting burn survivors and their families. Supported projects include Camp I.S.M. The camp offers young burn survivors in Louisiana a summer camp atmosphere which promotes healing in a supportive community.

You can help. Simply click on Be A Hero.

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