Be sure you don't miss our July 13th Support Group 

See Description and Zoom link at the Bottom of this page.

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Burn Survivors of New England is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to supporting & empowering burn survivors and their families as they build active and engaged lives.

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Your BSONE organization remains active, so we need your help.  Since March during the pandemic we have donated meals to our Boston Burn Units and have purchased Communication Tablets/iPads for the use of inpatient burn survivors (4 hospitals) so they can "visit" virtually with their loved ones and possibly attend peer support one-on-one and our monthly peer support group.  We've also recorded encouragement videos for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to play on their in-house system.  We think this is vital to initial recovery.  Some of you have done FaceBook fundraisers to celebrate your birthdays...THANK YOU!  We encourage everyone to participate however they can to help us remain a viable organization.

“Our organization earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency!  Now everyone can see our strategy, metrics, and achievements.  Check out our updated #NonprofitProfile on Candid”


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If you would like to see specific information or information you would like to see added, please let us know through our

contact page.


BSONE Group Peer Support Zoom Link

Join our July 13th Group Support Meeting  - 6:00 p.m.

Who doesn't want emotional freedom...from fears...from stress...from anxiety (and maybe it'll even help the itching).

Tapping gives you the power to heal yourself, putting the control over your destiny back into your own hands.  You can do it anytime, anywhere.

 Join us for an interactive session for this scientifically proven therapy --EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) .   Amber Kocian (wellness room coordinator at many PWBC's) and our own massage therapist (and frequent tapper), Kate Peck will lead us through this self-help technique.



Meeting ID: 814 1127 1940

Passcode: 964799

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  • Scholarship may be utilized for training or education, including materials such as textbooks or needed supplies.

  • Applicants to submit one-page essay addressing the impact of the scholarship.

  • Accommodations for completing the essay will be provided as needed, on request of the applicant.

  • Scholarship committee will review applications and meet.

  • Scholarship applicants will be matched to a mentor who can provide advice on recovery, success in training or education.



CONTACT:  David Vogel


From MSKTC Newsletter

Model System researchers from the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model SystemNorth Texas Burn Rehabilitation Model System, others outside of the BMS collaborated on the following educational forums:

Co-Course Director, Jeffrey Schneider, (Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System); and Course Director, Diana Tenney (Co-Director of Knowledge Translation/President of Burn Survivors of New England; and Co-Course Director, Radha Holavanahalli and Karen Kowalske (North Texas Burn Rehabilitation Model System)  present, “Chronic Disease After Burn Injury: Developing a Collaborative Approach to an Underrecognized Aspect of Aftercare.” 

  • Additional Notes: Other presenters and panel members include:  Dr. David Greenhalgh, Dr. Victor Joe, Ingrid Parry, MS PT, Amy Acton, Phoenix Society.

  • The Course will be available for viewing by ABA members on April 7th at 8:00 a.m. for a period of 7 weeks.  

Having trouble with sleeping?  Please meet Matthew and join him for a series of virtual sessions on Sleep Hygiene.  If you are interested, please contact us through our website so we can send you the Zoom link.

My name is Matthew Hu and I’m currently a BU occupational therapy student completing my Capstone project at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown. My project is focused on improving sleep in patients with burn injuries and burn survivors within occupational therapy. It was great to meet some of you at the BSONE support group last Tuesday. I am emailing to let you all know about a sleep group that I am hoping to start next week (July 28th) with you (virtually over Zoom); this group will be open also to any members or family members/caregivers who are having difficulty with sleep, or who are interested in learning ways to improve sleep. 


I am planning for the group to be held weekly on Wednesdays from 5:30 PM to about 6:15 PM. In the group, we’ll discuss different topics such as relaxation strategies and sleep hygiene that have been shown to improve sleep for people. Please let Diana or I know if you would be interested in attending this group. You would not need to attend each session, though sessions will likely vary by topic based on the week. 


Thank you for your time!



Matthew Hu, OT/s