Burn Rescue

Life-changing surgeries for severely burned children.

Burn Rescue
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Burn Rescue is a program of ReSurge International. Make a donation today to provide children in need with life-changing burn care and full scope reconstructive surgery. Millions of children are awaiting surgery. Your support makes this work possible.

Burn Rescue

Life-changing surgeries for severely burned children.

Watch Burned Girl, a short video that shows the amazing transformation of a severely burned girl who was given a second chance at life.

The Problem

15 million children are suffering with burn injuries that have crippled, deformed and disfigured them. A miracle surgery can save them, but they can’t afford it.

The Solution

BurnRescue provides free surgeries for severely burned children who can’t afford them. These surgeries can completely transform a child and save them from a lifetime of pain and suffering.

Save a Child's Life

Your donation can save a child who is dying or facing a lifetime of pain and suffering. Your donation will help provide a surgery that can give a child a 2nd chance at life.

15 Million Children Who’ve Been Horribly Burned Could Be Saved By A Miracle Surgery That Costs $300

It is one of the biggest medical problems in the developing world.

Bigger than tuberculosis and HIV combined. Bigger than breast cancer. In the developing world, where billions still heat, light and cook with open fires, someone is horribly burned every five seconds.

Many burn victims are so deformed and disfigured, they face a lifetime of pain and suffering. A burn injury not only disfigures, it can destroy movement and function. It can prevent a child from walking. It can turn a hand into a closed fist. It can fuse legs, arms, fingers together forever. The consequences are devastating. Severely burned children don’t attend school, get a job or marry. Often they’re kept hidden away in shame at home,
a burden to their families. A child who has been severely burned in a developing country has no hope, no future, no chance.

Most children with severe burns suffer their entire lives because they can’t afford surgery.

BurnRescue was created to help the millions of children in developing countries who have been severely burned.

There Is a Miracle Surgery For Burns And It’s Called A “Release”

It’s when a plastic surgeon uses his scalpel to “release,” or separate, skin that has been fused together by a severe burn injury that has caused a contracture. A contracture is when a burn injury is left to heal by itself and it “contracts” which squeezes together and tightens the skin and/or separate parts of the body such as fingers, arms, legs, etc.

A “release” can lift a chin that has been fused to a chest. It can separate fingers that have been fused together. Free a foot that has been fused to a shin preventing a child from walking. Once the two areas are separated, the surgeon uses skin flaps and skin grafts to repair exposed areas. The improvement in function and movement is a life-saver for these children.

Imagine how much it means to a child to be able to walk again. To regain the use of fingers and arms. To have your chin freed from being glued to your chest. This surgery is a godsend to the children who need it. In just a few hours, and for just a few hundred dollars, it can save them from a lifetime of pain and suffering.

Our Mission

Millions of children in the world who are suffering from severe burn injuries could be saved through a miracle surgery.

This surgery is quick and inexpensive.

The only reason these children haven’t received surgery is because they are poor.

BurnRescue was created to provide free surgeries for these children.

The way we do it is unique

We empower local surgeons in developing countries.

Instead of sending doctors on 2-week missions, BurnRescue empowers local surgeons through free training, equipment and crucial financial support. This is the smartest way to deliver surgeries in developing countries.

We set high standards for safety and quality.

The safety of our patients is our #1 priority. Our safety and quality protocols ensure our patients receive the best care possible. We audit results and provide free training for all of our partners.

We help children no one else will help.

We work in the poorest countries in the world. We tackle problems no one else will touch. We go to places other charities won’t go. We help children who have been waiting for years for the miracle surgery that can save them.

Our Goal:

To Be The Most Productive, Cost-Effective Provider of Miracle Cures for Children

We have a senior management team that has more than 100 years of experience in running some of the best-managed and successful charities in the world.

Our goal is to make BurnRescue the most cost-efficient, productive provider of miracle cures for children. Here’s how we’ll do that:

  • Keep overhead and admin costs low. Our staff is less than a dozen people. All of our office furniture was free.
  • Leverage technology to save money and increase efficiencies. Our IT closet is empty because all of our phones, file and exchange servers, email and network systems are cloud-based.
  • Run BurnRescue like a business. Our goal is to treat our donors like shareholders and treat their donations like investments. We promise to give our donors the maximum return on investment possible. We hold ourselves and partners accountable and will track how every dollar is spent – and how every donation helps change a child’s life.
  • Empower local doctors. Instead of flying American volunteer surgeons overseas, we empower local surgeons and local hospitals so they can help the children in their own communities, 24/7, 365 days a year. This unique strategy enables us to help ten times as many children – for one tenth the cost.
  • Maximize the impact of every dollar raised. By keeping our overhead low and our productivity high, less money is spent on non-program expenses and more money is spent on what matters: surgeries that help children.

BurnRescue is a program of ReSurge International.

Burn Rescue

Send us a donation – of any amount – and we’ll use it to save a child no one else will help. Millions of children are waiting for surgery.