The Knapp Burn Foundation Generously Gifts IMH $10,000

Iroquois Memorial Hospital is thankful to the Knapp Burn foundation for the very generous gift of $10,000, making it possible to install a new fire alarm panel in the hospital. The year 1989 was the year of a new foundation that was made to help so many people. The Knapp Burn Foundation was created in hopes to support burn victims and their support systems. Back in 1975, a Knapp family member was in a car accident and had been seriously injured. He was airlifted to Loyola Hospital in Chicago, where the medical professionals performed many surgeries due to severe burns and several traumatic injuries. After this accident, the Knapp Family and friends personally experienced disturbing truths that the average person is still unaware of, “current support systems not being adequate to cope with the losses suffered through burns.” So, the Knapp Burn Foundation was created as a not-for-profit organization committed to: assist burn victims and their families through the temporary and/or permanent physical, social, economic and emotional challenges; advocate assimilating burn survivors to return to socially fulfilling and occupationally productive lives and educating and equipping the public with burn information.