On a recent trip to Ecuador, ReSurge President & CEO Susan Hayes met five-year-old Luis Fernando. 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 fused 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 13 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?
$100 can ensure that two children born with cleft lips or palates can receive orthodontic care following surgery
$250 can provide one life-changing hand surgery for a child so they can hold a pencil, write and succeed in school
$500 can provide nutritional supplements for 40 children so they can become healthy enough to undergo surgery
$1,000 can enable one volunteer doctor or nurse to travel to a developing country to perform surgeries and educate his or her local counterpart
to help more kids like
Luis Fernando return to school.