Endowment to Boost Assistance to Uninsured Burn Survivors

Sons of the Flag Endowment for Burn Care Supplies will start with a value of $25,000 with the help of a matching donation from the Parkland Foundation.


Burn care at Parkland Health & Hospital System got a big boost with the recent announcement of the Sons of the Flag Endowment for Burn Care Supplies through the Parkland Foundation.

Sons of the Flag is a nonprofit founded by former Navy SEAL Ryan Parrott to support military, first-responder, and civilian burn survivors by funding innovative research, treatment, and education, according to a news release.

The endowment will help provide wound kits and supplies for uninsured burn patients, the release said.

Parkland Foundation, through the generosity of an anonymous donor, is matching the cash donation from the Sons of the Flag for a initial value of $25,000 for the endowment.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Sons of the Flag to live out its mission and expand access to critical supplies and treatment for many in our community who cannot afford them,” Parrott said in the release.

In addition to its cash donation, Sons of the Flag has provided in-kind donations of Go Bags, clothing, toys, snacks, and holiday decorations that have a value of more than $10,000.

Delivering what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth innovation, every day. Get the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter.

R E A D   N E X T

  • steve miff parkland pcci covid 19 innovation

    PCCI President and CEO Steve Miff says his team used machine learning and geomapping to visualize the progression of COVID-19 and to develop a Vulnerability Index to better target resources. In recent weeks, PCCI published a report saying their data shows the region should reach herd immunity sometime in June.

  • Innov8 4 Kids Children's Health Hackathan

    Put your problem-solving chops to work. The Children's Health event encourages gamification, augmented reality to solve for age-old pediatric health care problems. There's even a no-code challenge.

  • The award from the National Institutes of Health will help HSC lead the AI/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity, or AIM-AHEAD, program. The effort will bring together experts in community engagement, AI/ML, health equity research, data science training, and data infrastructure.

  • Dallas-based MyndVR, a leading provider of virtual reality solutions for seniors and “active agers,” has partnered with Healing HealthCare Systems to offer Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment VRx (C.A.R.E.) to residents who use the MyndVR system at senior and memory care communities, assisted living centers, hospice care, and in the home.  Using gaze-based navigation with VR headsets, users can interact with the immersive C.A.R.E. VRx app, which blends voice-based, guided imagery with 360-degree visuals of forests, lakes, beaches, and more.

  • VivoDoc is striving to reestablish the patient-physician relationship by offering tools that manage the business side of healthcare and aid patients—all in one platform. In cutting out the middle man, the technology provides a “one-stop-shop” that makes healthcare easy, accessible, and affordable. Set to launch in the coming weeks, the platform is already backed by $1 million from physician investors who plan to use it in their own independent practices.