Latur, Maharashtra, India—Manasi Tirodkar, Interplast volunteer coordinator/ translator.
18-year-old Jabbar received one of the biggest operations we performed on the trip. Jabbar suffered an accidental burn from a coal iron. His brother told us about the medical care he received at the government hospital. Although the hospital might have saved Jabbar's life at the time of his burn, they did not do anything to save the function in his arm and neck with appropriate post-burn care. The surgery provided by Interplast will restore function in his arm and neck as long as he continues physical therapy on his own.