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Chicago area camp attended by burn injury survivors

Ninety burn injury survivors between the ages of 8 and 16 attended Chicago area YMCA Camp Duncan for the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Camp I Am Me. Children who are forced to wear pants instead of shorts or swim with a shirt on can feel comfortable with their scars. Counselors say that the burn injury survivors grow and mature at camp. It costs $1000 to send children to the camp, but all of the burn survivors attend at no cost to their families. Donations can be sent to the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, P.O. Box 911, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056.

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