A “club” we never signed up for


Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation’s Family Weekend 2019 is one our family will never forget. We stumbled upon this organization out of sheer desperation. We were mourning the family we were before Memorial Day 2019. Our son’s accident changed him both physically and mentally. As his physical wounds began to heal, the emotional scars began to emerge. I cried out for prayers. Shortly afterwards, we were given the link to GFBF. I immediately went to the site for help. I noticed an upcoming camp and quickly registered.

With great anticipation we ventured to Camp Twin Lakes. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warm smiles and many helping hands. We were finally able to take a breath and let the knowledgeable staff help us through this tough journey. We found families that had endured many years as burn survivors. That gave us hope that we would make it through. Our son was able to meet, talk, and play with other survivors his age with similar stories. The parent’s meeting was such a wonderful time to fellowship with the other attendees. We were even rewarded with an amazing candle making “date”, just Mom and Dad.

We are all a part of a “club” we never signed up for. The others knew what we were going through. They were able to encourage us. We met as strangers and left as family. We did not want the weekend to end. Our family looks forward to our next meeting. Many thanks to McKenzy and Dennis. Thank you for everything GFBF!

-Dana McClure