Dehradun, India-Nicole Friedland, Interplast chief development officer. Photo by John Urban.
Punkaj took a full day on the bus to travel here for the surgery, so he's been staying at the clinic until his surgery this coming week. We've all fallen in love with him—he has a beautiful smile, bright eyes and a loving heart. He wrote the entire team the sweetest letter of gratitude. I've asked the interpreter to translate it, and I will post it in a future blog.
Punkaj burned himself when he was making tea, and he went to light the gas stove. He didn't know there was a leak in the gas, and the fire exploded on to his neck, chin and torso. Interplast performed surgery on him last February to release his chin.