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Sons of the Flag -Mary Meier-Evans, Sons of the Flag, director of development -Dr. Herb Phelan, M.D., attending burn surgeon, Parkland Burn Center -Ryan Parrott, founder and president of Sons of the Flag -Dr. Steven Wolf, co-medical director of Parkland Burn Center -Stephanie Campbell, R.N., Parkland Burn Center -Kathy Doherty, R.N., Parkland Burn Center -Beth Dexter, Parkland Foundation development officer

Sons of the Flag, a non-profit founded by former Navy SEAL Ryan Parrott to support military, first responder, and civilian burn survivors through funding for innovative research, treatment and education, announced today that it has established the Sons of the Flag Endowment for Burn Care Supplies through Parkland Foundation.  The purpose of the endowment is to support and enhance burn care at Parkland Health & Hospital System by providing wound kits and supplies for uninsured burn patients.  Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, Parkland Foundation is matching the cash donation provided by Sons of the Flag for a total initial value of $25,000.

"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," said Ryan Parrott, founder and President/CEO of Sons of the Flag.  "To partner with Parkland Foundation in supporting the Parkland Burn Center through this endowment is an important step in ensuring we are doing everything we can to improve burn care throughout North Texas."

"We are grateful for the ongoing generosity of Sons of the Flag and their commitment to helping the patients in Parkland’s burn center,” said David E. Krause, president and chief executive officer, Parkland Foundation. “Their most recent gift to establish an endowment to support the burn center will help Parkland provide life-saving care to burn patients for generations to come."

In addition to its cash donation, Sons of the Flag has also provided ongoing in-kind donations of Go Bags, clothing, toys, snacks and holiday decorations totaling more than $10,000 in value annually.  The in-kind donations are generously provided by Sons of the Flag supporters and volunteers throughout the DFW community. 

Parrott presented the Sons of the Flag endowment donation at a ceremony to be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 in the lobby of Parkland Memorial Hospital, 5200 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235.  The burn center leadership team, including Stephanie Campbell, Dr. Brett Arnoldo, and Kathy Doherty, will accept the endowment check.  Parkland’s Burn Center is the only adult and pediatric burn center in North Texas verified by the American Burn Association – a status Parkland has maintained since 1996.

Sons of the Flag is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting military, first responder, and civilian burn survivors by providing funding for innovative research, technology and education. They bring together passionate community leaders, pioneering physicians, experienced military service members, dedicated first responders and purposeful civilians to complete their mission.