About The Amos House of Faith
Justina’s life was changed forever in the early morning hours of March 7, 1999. That is when fire swept through her Houston home, killing her 22-month old twin son, Amos, severely injuring the other twin Benjamin, and leaving her with third degree burns over 55 percent of her body. With the support of her surviving family, her husband, James, and their 5 boys, church family, and with the power of faith and love, Justina has made a miraculous recovery.
From the ashes of this tragedy has risen a new hope. Justina has since dedicated herself to helping families affected by burn trauma. She is the founder and Executive Director of The Amos House of Faith, a nonprofit organization, established to provide post burn support to children and families affected by burn trauma. She is also the author of the book “The Circle of Fire”. Being a burn survivor herself as well as the mother of burn survivors, she has experienced all the stages of trauma a burn patient faces and is uniquely qualified to deal with these problems. She has been trained as a SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance and Recovery) trainer, coordinator, and peer supporter. This coupled with her work at the John S. Dunn Sr. Burn Center at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Shriners Hospital in Galveston, and the Phoenix Society, gives her a truly unique understanding of how to teach,help, and inspire others.
Justina is a founding advocate of Common Voices Coalition, a group that focuses on education regarding fire sprinklers and the role they play in a total fire protection package for your home. Justina serves in various capacities within the burn community. She has served as chat line moderator, support group leader, and panelist at the World Burn Congress. She is the current support group leader for the John S. Dunn Sr. burn unit as well as the burn unit Team Leader for Memorial Hermann Volunteer Services. This is Justina’s way of giving back to the community that helped her through her long arduous recovery.