|Ethan presents our mock up five thousand USDs award raised via the Indiegogo Generosity Campaign.|
Our 2nd annual fundraising campaign, thanks to everyone who donated, was an absolute success! Our goal of $5000 USDs was reached and we are able to help fund Don Sergio over the next year. As usual, he is grateful to all his friends that continue to support him and his work. The never-ending influx of patients with burns and wounds seems endless and all donations help reduce the suffering in this part of the world.
At this time we have a 2 and a half-year-old that was pushed into a tub of hot water by her brother, which burned her back, legs and genitalia. These are first-degree burns (epidermal blisters) and superficial second-degree burns (the superficial portion of the dermis). These types of burns are so painful and although the little girl cries when we change her bandages, she lets us do our job. We do it as quickly and smoothly as possible. The poverty she, her family and neighbors live in astounds us: no clean water, no toilets, they cook with wood, the walls are thin planks, and discarded items are used in any way possible for shelter. There is no waste for the poor; they find utility in everything, just as nature does.
|Neighborhood kids wait for us to finish our burn care for the 2 1/2 y/o girl.|
|30% of her body surface area was burned, 1st and superficial 2nd degree burns.|
|Anita, a nurse works with Don Sergio M - F for his morning rounds. She has not been paid at her hospital job in 6 months. She has 3 children ages 12, 9, and 4. Sergio pays her what he can, when he can.|