This past September, ReSurge President & CEO, Susan Hayes met five-year-old Luis Fernando in Ecuador. Two years ago, he was terribly burned after falling into a pot of boiling broth (to learn more about the prevalence of burn injuries in the developing world, click here.) Local healthcare providers were unable to provide adequate care. As a result, Luis Fernando developed a debilitating burn contracturehis arm was glued to his body making it impossible for him to use.
The surgery and carefully planned physical therapy through ReSurge returned Luis Fernando's ability to use his arm freely. He is now able to play with his friends without pain or restriction. Today, Luis Fernando is getting ready to start school. The local medical team will stay in touch and provide the care he needs to keep improving.
Your support provides real, lasting impact for children just like Luis Fernando. ReSurge continues its work for the poor in 15 developing countries, including Ecuador, and builds year-round medical access by providing free surgical care and on-the-ground training.
What does your support enable us to do?
$65.83 Provide anesthesia for one patient on a surgical team trip
$104.73 Fund critical educational opportunities and training
for one developing world medical professional
$247.50 Partially finance surgery for a debilitating burn injury at a ReSurge surgical outreach program like Ecuador
to help more kids like Luis Fernando return to school.