The Mo Kan Burn Foundation was founded in 2016 by Kevin and Anita Johnson, burn survivor and wife, and Janelle Epp, an occupational therapist at the University of Kansas Health System. It was created to help burn survivors, family members, and educate the community about fire prevention and safety.
The Foundation's members consist of burn survivors, their families, firefighters, medical professionals, and other interested persons. The Foundation is run entirely by volunteers.
Board of Directors 2019:
President: Monique Comstock, Nurse - Research Med. Ctr.
Vice President: Jen Parks, Nurse Manager - KU Hospital
Secretary/Treasurer: Anita Johnson, Burn Survivor's Wife
Eric Rose, Firefighter/Burn Survivor
Karla Oberle, Nurse Manager Burn & Wound Clinic, KUMC
Dave Doherty, Firefighter/Burn Survivor
Dr. Pablo Aguayo, Doctor - Children's Mercy Hospital
Dr. Dhaval Bhavsar, Burn Doctor - KUMC
Kevin Johnson, Burn Survivor
Keith Jansen, Burn Survivor
How do we use the money?
99% of the monies go directly to burn survivors, families, and outreach programs.
Provides funding for compression garments to control scarring for patients who cannot afford them.
Provides funds for children to attend a summer burn camp program.
Provides funds to help send a burn survivor to the World Burn Congress.
Provides peer support to burn patients and their families.
Provides activities for burn survivors and families to interact.
Work with local Youth Fire Prevention Programs.
We are supported by tax deductible donations. All workers for the foundation are volunteers.