(KUTV) This week's Pay It Forward recipients are Brad Wiggins and the University of Utah Burn Unit.
Brad Wiggins has worked in the burn unit at the University of Utah Medical Center about 22 years. Brad was among a group of people at the hospital 20-years-ago that wanted to help young burn survivors begin to feel better about the way they look.
The group organized a river rafting trip giving the burn patients a chance to have fun and build confidence. That raft trip on the Green River quickly evolved into a summer camp called Burn Camp.
"No one asks them a question. No one says 'oh my gosh what happened to you? Why do you look that way?' They're safe. It's the first place, maybe since their burn injury, where they can take their shirt off at the pool and feel comfortable," Wiggins said.
Brad is now the director of Burn Camp, but it's more than a job to him. He spends huge amounts of his own time and money to make it all happen.
Brad and his group have expanded to camps and river rafting trips for pretty much all ages. All expenses for the burn survivors are paid and some come from as far away as Montana.
For more information about the burn camp or to help them help kids, click here.
(Copyright 2012 Sinclair Broadcasting Group) Pay It Forward: Burn Camp
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