Moonlight Fund does help a large number of civilians, but the number of injured military pouring into Brooke Army Medical Center (B.A.M.C.) has increased dramatically in the last 15 years. It’s estimated that more than 2,600 American service members sustained burns in recent wars, and almost all of them are treated at B.A.M.C. in San Antonio. That also happens to be near Moonlight Fund headquarters, and that’s not a coincidence.
Celia walked into B.A.M.C in 1998 as a volunteer. A burn survivor herself, she quickly noticed gaps in the services patients received, and before long her passion grew into a full-fledged nonprofit with co-founder and fellow burn survivor Henry Coffeen, III. Since its inception, Moonlight Fund has helped nearly 5,000 people with medical and rehab costs, counseling, and pretty much anything else they need to adapt to their new normal.