Dehradun, India-Nicole Friedland, Interplast chief development officer.
This is a picture of Renu before her burn accident. She is the woman mentioned in the blog post titled “Ravages of burns.” Renu has been a really tough case for the team. Her burns are a result of domestic abuse. It's been incredibly challenging for us to have her husband here with her. She is clearly traumatized in every way. She has a master’s in geography and was making a good life. She told the translator, "Look at me. People must think I am the most useless person on earth. What good is my master’s?" She moves gingerly, with obvious pain. Her case has been one of our most disturbing ones.
Surgery was done on her last week to release her lip and nose contractures.