As much trauma as I have seen in America, it doesn’t compare to some of the devastating injuries incurred by women, men and children here in Sri Lanka.
This is nine-month old Hasantha. Her mother was burned to death, and Hasantha has 60% TBSA (total burned surface area) from an "accidental burn". Her father is the suspected culprit, but I doubt that he will ever be punished. It breaks my heart to see little ones hurt like this, but I am comforted that by giving my knowledge to Sri Lankan medical professionals, I am doing everything I can to help children like Hasantha.
To see more from Nancy and Anula's visiting educator workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka, check out the Colombo, Sri Lanka visiting educator workshop blog.