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Fire Truck Day in Akron celebrates recovery of young burn patients

Posted: 9:58 PM, Aug 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-11 21:58:51-04
Fire Truck Day Akron Children's Hospital

AKRON, Ohio — Young burn survivors came together in Akron for Fire Truck Day Thursday morning.

Fire Truck Day is an annual event, hosted by Akron Children’s Hospital’s Aluminum Cans for Burned Children organization, that allows self-healing, camaraderie and self-confidence in young burn patients.

Often, many burn survivors are self-conscious and won’t show their scars, sometimes wearing extra clothing to cover them up.

On Fire Truck Day, the young survivors are surrounded by other kids who share the same experiences, allowing them to embrace their scars and support each other.

The kids got to play in water and foam, sprayed from 20 different fire trucks.

Some of the children were able to reunite with the first responders that were there for their accidents and thank them for their service.

Fire Truck Day is a part of a week long Burn Camp for children at Akron Children’s Hospital.

As a part of Burn Camp, the children took part in Fire Truck Day with local firefighters. Every child had a bright, smiling face and a story to tell.

To learn more about Aluminum Cans for Burned Children, click here.