"Being a burn patient is like being wrapped in Saran Wrap™. Your skin cannot breathe or sweat and you lose the ability to feel the breeze or the light touch of another living being."
~Sgt. Scott Stephenson
The Stories Behind the Scars and Wounds of War
Tempered Steel is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting national awareness, education and support for our severely injured military members. Tempered Steel focuses on providing support to those suffering the most debilitating traumas from Iraq and Afghanistan by encouraging peer to peer support, educating the public and providing direction and assistance to additional programs and services that will meet their needs. Tempered Steel will also encourage public introspection as to the courage, heroism and commitment demonstrated by our military men and women through their stories behind the wounds of war.
Tempered Steel's goal is to have at least one soldier, who was severely injured due to military service, in each state; willing and able, with Tempered Steel's support, to speak to schools, community groups, assemblies, etc., about the stories behind the scars. By educating the public on the effects the scars have on our disfigured soldiers we are hoping to create a nation of compassion.