Burn Survivors and their Families Celebrate Life

  • UMC hosts Camp Amistad for burn survivors, of all ages, and their families.
  • Camp Amistad is a free event, thanks to gracious volunteers and donors

UMC is hosting our annual Camp Amistad, a celebration for burn survivors and their families. This event provides a fun atmosphere to socialize and let loose and have fun! Families can swim, eat, dance, play games, win prizes, and enjoy spending time with others. Many families come from hours away to spend the day with us, for free.

Founded in 1997, Camp Amistad provides a fun, educational environment where burn patients can come together with others who have suffered similar injuries. They can connect, and they can also have fun and forget about the hardships endured through this injury for a moment.

Camp Amistad is sponsored by the UMC Auxiliary volunteers, Glasheen, Valles and Inderman, L.L.P. and the Children’s Miracle Network. About 70 volunteers are helping with the event, and the Fire Fighters Auxiliary volunteer and donate lunch every year.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided.

“We know the traumatic experiences burn patients endure from surgeries to skin grafts and rehabilitation,” said Jenna Kesey, RN, FNP-BC, organizer of the event, “and we want to have the opportunity to turn this experience into something positive. It’s always a pleasure seeing these families outside of the hospital in a fun, stress-free environment.”

Who: UMC Health System
What: Camp Amistad
When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 9AM-6PM
Where: Texas Tech Leisure Pool

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