Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Promoted on EXTRA and ABC.com tonight

A new public service announcement promoting the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors will be part of J.R. Martinez’s story tonight on EXTRA and ABC.com.

J.R. Martinez and fellow burn survivor Jenna Bullen have decided to pay it forward, making a Public Service Announcement on behalf of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors.

After last week’s amazing dance on Dancing with the Stars, J.R. and Jenna Bullen, who was in the audience, shot a Public Service Announcement for the Society.  J.R. Martinez is a burn survivor and a member of the Phoenix Society board of directors and Jenna has attended the Phoenix Society’s World Burn Congress in the past.

The PSA was developed when Martinez met Jenna Bullen, a burn survivor on Dr. Drew’s Lifchangers show (to be aired Oct 18th). Inspired by her story, they decided to pay it forward and make the PSA on behalf of the Phoenix Society. Bullen, 15-years-old, was burned at age three with burns over 90% of her body. She was J.R.’s guest on last week’s Dancing with the Stars.

You can find the broadcast of the special in your local market via the EXTRA web site.

The PSA will be available on the Phoenix Society website (www.phoenix-society.org) tonight!

2 thoughts on “Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Promoted on EXTRA and ABC.com tonight

  1. I was 10 years old when I was burned over 50% of my body…..I am in my 60’s now……it was not easy growing up with the scars….but growing up is never easy. I am so proud of JR Martinez for his courage…in a time where most are judged by their looks….he has proven to all that it is not our looks that define us but what is in the heart and soul….I do not see the flaws but a incredible man . I am so proud of him.

  2. The journey of burns is a courageous one. JR Martinez is courageous as he lives each day with both physical and emotional pain, yet seeks life and hope.

    When I spoke at the New York Phoenix Burn Survivor Burn Congress about my novel ‘Butterflies’, I was humbled by the amazing survivors I spoke to and shared time with. JR Martinez is one of those special people.

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