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.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Audio Kinetic Assault in Kansas City

After a very long and late 80 miles, we arrived at Jordo, Linda, Dane and Shane's place in the Raytown area of Kansas City. It was about 11:30pm when we finally got there. We hung out for a little bit with Jordo and Dane and their three dogs, Scarlet, Paris and Cody before we went to bed.

Jordo and Dane play in the band, Audio Kinetic Assault. I met both Jordo and Dane for the first time, a while back in Madison, Connecticut when my friend Matt was recording one of their odler albums. Some of our friends back home play in the band These Green Eyes. Audio Kinetic Assault are good friends with our friends, These Green Eyes, which is how we were set up with a spot at Jordo's house.

We weren't anticipating staying in Kansas City more than one night but they invited us to stay as long as we wanted. We were enjoying it and there was much to see, so we ended up staying for three days.
The first place we checked out was the zoo. Jordo, Linda and Dane all work for the Kansas City Zoo. They snagged Dwight and I a couple complimentary guest passes and we checked out a good portion of the massive zoo.

After the zoo, we went to a Mongolian buffet restaurant in the Plaza area of downtown Kansas City. I had three heaping plates of food and afterwards we went to Gilhouly's for a beer across the street. Jordo sharked Dwight and I in some pool.

It was a real pleasure hanging out with those guys in Kansas City. They made us feel at home and hanging out with them reminded me of being with my friends back home.

1 comment:

Is something wrong? said...

that jordan is a shark. i heard this one dude from madison can beat him though.