All posts by ctburns

Wandering With Val: A Special Place of Love, Laughter, and Recovery

Kathleen Powell of Palm City, Florida is my new personal hero. Thirty years ago she survived a horrendous hot air balloon accident in which she was severely burned. Today one of her key missions in life is giving back to burn victims at a camp run entirely by volunteers in a wooded area of Connecticut.

Burn Conference Focuses on Recovery, Support

by Amanda Cuda Photos: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media BRIDGEPORT — When is a water slide not just a water slide? When it’s being used by children who have survived severe burns. For those kids, the simple act of wearing swim trunks without a shirt or climbing up a ladder to use a slide

Firefighter Rides To Help Children’s Burn Victims

WATERBURY, CT – Waterbury firefighter Bill D’Occhio has been training for weeks. “The gym five days a week; a lot of spinning,” he said. He’s also been schlepping to Bethlehem where farmer and Bethlehem V.F.D. chief Jon O’Neill has allowed him to ride his off-road bikes “twice a week” on pasture land. Next week, D’Occhio

Discover a summer camp for special children (en Español)

Descubre un campamento de verano para niños especiales (Telemundo’s feature on the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp): Para donar para apoyar al Children’s Burn Camp, por favor haga clic aquí! To donate to support the Children’s Burn Camp, please click here!

UCONN Students Make Camp Fun for Young Burn Survivors

By Claire Galvin, Chronicle Staff Writer STORRS/UNION – For children suffering or recovering from horrible burns, enjoying traditional summer camp activities can be nearly impossible. However, at the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp in Union, one of two camps of its kind in the Northeast, child burn survivors are able to swim, boat, hike,

Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp: A place where love lives

By Lisa DiLullo for the Milford Mirror Around the curve in the tree-lined road, into the dirt driveway, past the tan sign, around the barn and up the shady path is a place where love lives. It’s 176 acres of peaceful quiet, occasionally interrupted by a squeal, or laughter, or young voices muffled by the