“The New Normal”: LIBRE in Boston University News

March 20th, 2015

Diana-and-Jerry-out-dancing-with-friendsThe LIBRE Project has made it into Boston University School of Public Health news! The article highlights the story of an amazingly resilient burn survivor, Diana Tenney, on her personal path from traumatic injury to what she describes as her “new normal”.

Interwoven with Diana’s story are the insights of Amy Acton, the executive director of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. Amy stresses the need to better understand the issues burn survivors face in daily life to create more effective and comprehensive support services.

This, of course, is the gap the LIBRE Questionnaire wants to fill – the gap between what burn survivors need to fully recover and what services are available to them. As the LIBRE Project’s Principal Investigator, Lewis Kazis, ScD, puts it, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t change it.”

So check out the full article here and feel free to share it with your friends, family, and social media network. We hope this article starts a broader conversation around issues faced by burn survivors and what we can do to support them on the path to their “new normal”.