Two weeks ago, the country of Tanzania suffered a horrific tragedy when an oil tanker was involved in an accident and exploded on a busy street! Over 60 people were killed instantly and to date, over 100 have died. In one month, Burn Care International will be traveling to the Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam to set up a rehabilitation program for the survivors. They desperately need our help!!
Will you partner with us make this possible? Ironically, we were already talking with this hospital about setting up a rehabilitation clinic BUT the need became urgent when over 40 survivors from this accident were all admitted to MNH in one day. We knew we had to help and the time to help is NOW!!
Burn healing is a LONG process, anywhere from 1-3 years. Tanzania needs a proper rehabilitation program to meet the needs of burn victims and to help minimize unnecessary scars and contractures.
Custom made pressure garments, physical therapy, appropriate nutrition, psychological counseling, and hygiene all make a well rounded rehab program. During our time there, we will make custom pressure garments for each survivor, implement individualized treatment plans, and train the staff there to run their own effective program. Muhimbili National Hospital will then serve as the model site for rehabilitative burn care in Tanzania with future plans to train across the country for all hospitals with burn patients.
Helping burn patients heal properly changes lives and gives hope. These patients desperately need help and your donation will truly make a difference!! Your investment will meet the immediate needs of these survivors and also insure a better future for burn patients in Tanzania ! Please give generously! All donations are tax deductible with zero administration fees! Pay pal is a convenient method of giving but they do charge a small fee. If you would prefer, you can send a tax deductible donation to
Burn Care International
419 Woodland Drive
Florence, SC. 29501
Hi, I'm Cindy,
God literally set me on fire in 2001 with third degree burns on 40% of my body so that I could understand the needs and so that I would have a passion for other burn victims......Now, I travel and teach, helping care givers in developing countries around the world with practical ideas on how to offer a low cost, effective, rehabilitation program for their patients.
University of SC: Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award: Cindy Jackson, 1981 education graduate, wins top alumni award for work with burn patients in developing nations
"I had to get burned", Cindy Jackson turned personal trauma into force for healing