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 […]
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.
Each year our Aluminum Cans for Burned Children summer camp culminates with Fire Truck Day. On this day, more than 22 fire trucks and representatives from more than 26 fire departments join together to make a splash for our burn camp participants.
From acne to water safety – and 64 other topics in between – Akron Children’s Hospital produced an array of health and wellness and special event video podcasts in 2010. In total, our podcasts received more than 107,000 views on our You Tube channel, but of course, some drew more interest than others. The following […]