The Eric Basket Program

A Charity In Support of Burn Patients and Their Families

The Program is OUT OF FUNDS! Please donate today.



Eric spent 36 days in the Burn Center of Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. He received top-notch care and the staff extended a great deal of support to the family. The Fiore family wanted to do something to help other burn patients and their families, and thus the idea of an Eric Basket was formed.
An Eric Basket is a container of useful items such as stamps, a blank journal, a phone card, and personal items. It also contains a letter of hope from the Fiore family and a picture letter explaining who Eric was.There is also information about the Phoenix Society an organization for burn survivors.

It is the family's wish that patients with burns and their families know that there are people who care and want to help them in their struggle with the pain and trauma of burns.

The program is being sponsored and funded by the Via Christi Hospital Foundation. When making a donation, please include ERIC BASKET FUND on both the envelope and the check's memo line. Please mail checks or make inquiries to:



Via Christi Foundation
Burn Center/Eric Basket Fund
723 N. McLean Blvd., #310
Wichita, Kansas 67203



For information on expanding the program to YOUR Burn Center, email the Fiore family at the following website: fiorefamily@hotmail.com
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be sure to put Eric Basket Information in the subject heading.


Carol, Tia, and Robin Fiore all gave speeches announcing the program at a Foundation Dinner on Saturday October 23, 2004. To read the speeches, click on one of the following links.

Carol's Speech
Tia's speech
Robin's Speech

To view the Eric Basket brochure, please click on one of the following links.
The FRONT of the brochure
The BACK of the brochure
The INSIDE FLAP of the brochure.
The INSIDE of the brochure


Thank you so very much for your generous contribution to the Eric Basket program.It will not continue unless funds are donated.The family thanks you for your support of this program.



FLY HOME