Saturday, February 17, 2007

Burn Awareness

The Uke may be hot, but it's safe for children. Not so for water, which at normal household temperatures could maim a child for life.

This is off-topic, but as a proud Shriner (the fez really embarrasses my teenagers, heh, heh) I'd like to step out a moment and point you to some important information from Shriners Hospital's Burn Awareness Week. Following are links to handy pdfs with information about preventing scalding in the home.

Info Sheet (pdf)
Poster (pdf)

And in case you aren't aware, kids up to 18 with burn injuries, orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible can receive medical care at no charge through Shriners Hospitals for Children. (That's worth putting up with a fez-wearing dad for!)

As a bonus, and to bring this post back on-topic, here's a link to a tune published by the Aloha Shrine back in the day. Link


Howlin' Hobbit said...

The Shriners helped my little brother (way back in the early sixties) who was born with a club foot. They paid for some very cutting edge procedures for him.

Shriners rock!

Gary said...

Thanks, HH!

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