Managua, Nicaragua —Liliana Vazquez, Interplast Communications Technology Coordinator.
Joseph is an energetic 4-year-old who suffered a severe water burn while playing in the kitchen of his home. At his young age he is constantly exploring the world around him; which led to him accidentally pouring boiling water over his body. Despite having a neck contracture that prevented him from turning his head, Joseph is always playing and keeping the hospital staff smiling. Dr. Chandini Perera and local plastic surgeon Dr. Mario Perez performed the surgery which released his neck contracture. The next day we visited Joseph to see his progress. Here he is pictured a day after his surgery. He now has greater mobility of his neck but has kept the same tireless energy and playful silliness which no surgery could ever change.