Meet Justin

Justin Everett

Justin Everett was only 2 years old when he suffered burns to 33 percent of his body. He arrived at the Parkland Burn Center on an air ambulance and spent two months in Parkland’s Burn Intensive Care Unit, enduring surgeries and unimaginable pain as he recovered.

He was too young to remember all the caring, compassionate nurses at the Parkland Burn Center. Regardless, they made an impact on his young mind and later became his inspiration to give back to others who have endured similar experiences.

“There is no better facility I could have been brought to than Parkland. It was a life-changing experience,” said Justin.

As Justin grew up, he was the kid in school everyone stared at. However, the first thing Justin noticed when he arrived at Camp I-Thonka-Chi – Parkland’s camp for children with burn injuries – was that he was just another kid. Everyone there was just like him. From age 8 to 16, Justin attended burn camp every summer.

Now as an adult, Justin is a nurse in Parkland’s Emergency Department and returns to the camp as a counselor to help kids with whom he shares so much experience and emotion. He’s just one example of the difference Parkland makes in the care and lives of our patients.

Parkland was there for Justin – ready to provide life-saving care when he needed it most. We are the first – and busiest – Level I Trauma Center in the region, caring for more than 1,200 burn patients every year. Your support will help patients like Justin receive the care they need.

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