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Burn survivors
on Tue, May 10, 2016
Running through the sunny yard of their rural Pratt County home, Caitlyn Pitcock, 5, and her brother Trenton, 3, are the picture of health and happiness....
Lynnette Spencer
on Mon, February 01, 2016
“She was the most giving soul I ever met.” “She had a loving heart that was unconditional.” “She always had a smile on her face.” Spoken through tears as...
James Yost and Janet Yost
on Fri, November 06, 2015
A plaque honoring former Via Christi Regional Burn Center medical director Gary Jost, MD, was unveiled in the unit on Tuesday, Nov. 3, recognizing Jost’s many...
on Tue, June 30, 2015
Shel Hughes had only been mowing for 20 minutes when she stopped to refuel her riding mower. She grabbed a 5-gallon gas can from a storage shed. “I was...
fireworks safety
on Mon, June 29, 2015
Lynnette Spencer has seen the damage fireworks can do. As burn program coordinator for Via Christi Regional Burn Center in Wichita, she understands how even...
Jared Estes
on Wed, September 24, 2014
In 2005, Jared Estes was severely burned and his wife, Paige, was killed when their car burst into flames after being struck from behind by a drunk driver....
Scald burns
on Thu, September 18, 2014
Scalds are no joke. Caused by hot liquids, they are dangerous and have the potential to cause life-long pain, permanent scarring and even death. Lynette...
on Fri, August 22, 2014
Medical professionals in Kansas are beginning to see patients who have injured themselves by taking the “fire challenge,” which has begun appearing on social...
Burn survivor Charlie Drussel
on Sat, June 15, 2013
Charlie Drussel considers himself blessed — by angels on earth and in heaven. They were watching over him on Dec. 26 when fumes from the gas can he was holding...
Burn survivor Laura Thomas
on Tue, October 02, 2012
To look at Laura Thomas today, you would never know that she quietly suffers from life-altering burn injuries that have left her scarred and in constant pain....

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