A message from the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation

Ryan and Dwight hope to raise $10,000 to support the burn camp, which will host 70 children between the ages of 8 and 18. They are determined to reach the West Coast as a personal challenge as well as helping young burn survivors.

Started in 1991, the Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp is located in northern Connecticut on 176 acres. Every summer, burn survivors come to the burn camp, which is a safe and fun environment that helps kids heal emotionally and physically. The Burn Camp is free to the children, who come primarily from the Northeast and some foreign counteries, but any burn survivor child anywhere is welcome. More than 70 adult counselors, primarily active and retired firefighters and burn unit nurses, occupational and physical therapists, child psychologists and even a doctor will serve as mentors for the week.

It's also our goal to promote burn awareness and fire prevention and education, which we do year around. We sponsor a burn survivor, burned in a car accident that involved speeding and drinking alcohol, who speaks to high school students throughout Connecticut. We also support the burn unit at Bridgeport Hospital, helping to purchase equipment.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

For Pops

St. Francis - Kansas


Albert said...

St. Francis is my favorite saint. He led an exemplary life and has been an inspiration to many. In his youth, before finding his path, he was musical, opted for bright clothes and defied convention. He is of course now best known as the patron saint of animals, birds and the environment.

Keep wearing green and purple socks, talk to dogs, and help critters in need along the roadway and you two can find your way.

Unknown said...

Yo Ryan and Dwight,

Hi from boring Madison. We have been lurking and watching over you guys for the whole trip! You are in the midst of an awesome adventure, and better yet, you have encountered the kindness and generosity of many on your way! Soon you will ride into Denver ... to enjoy some R&R before the ultimate challenge - the Rockies!

Enjoy your time with Bob and Jo' ... I can't wait for Boo to relay some of your awesome stories that I am sure you will be sharing with him! I have sent a resupply that will be arriving next week to Bob's humidor ... enjoy ... and please understand that I am very jealous that I won't be there to share one with you!

Please stay safe, no hitching rides "on" trains, and please continue to respect this wonderful land and people that you are getting to experience in a way that few others can even imagine! We wish you continued success and Godspeed!

Santone's of Madison!

Claudia said...

Hi Guys-
Probably not in KS anymore. Enjoy Colorado! Hope you get a chance to try some fly fishing somewhere on your trip. My husand is pretty much catch & release - but he loves to fish.
Stay safe,
p.s. - saw "Mac" biking up the river road last night with a big group and told him where you were and thanked him for helping you out.