Summer can be a rough season for burn survivors. Hot weather necessitates shorts and bathing suits, revealing enduring burn scars for all to see. Endless questions and stares ensue, causing burn victims to relive a traumatic experience again and again. This is the first summer since J’Michael Austin, 12, was severely burned last September, but […]
Fire Truck Day is all about celebrating the recovery of the campers, all burn survivors, at the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) Burn Camp. This annual event has been taking place since the mid ’80s, and from what we can tell, is unique to us. We’ve never heard of another event like ours. You […]
Joshua Holcomb jumped at the chance to trade his wheelchair for the wheel of Troy Coughlin, Sr.’s twin-turbo JEGS.com Corvette C7, if even for a few moments. Joshua and other patients enjoyed a visit from Coughlin, Sr. and fellow National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drivers Troy Coughlin, Jr., JR Todd, Shawn Langdon, and Paige Coughlin […]
Everyone was totally amped for Aluminum Cans for Burned Children’s (ACBC) first annual 80s Prom fundraiser, held Aug. 15, at Studio 526 in Akron. Big collars and even bigger hair were a common sight among the more than 60 attendees. The evening featured dinner and dancing to a non-stop stream of the greatest hits of […]
Fire Truck Day is a long standing tradition of the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) Camp as fire trucks from all over the region gather at Portage Lakes State Park to make a giant splash and suds party for children who’ve been treated in Akron Children’s burn center.
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, concerned about the financial health of the country’s burn centers, including the 8 in Ohio, introduced a bill to modernize the federal definition of trauma to include burn injuries.