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Loja, Ecuador--Frieda Zandbergen, Interplast volunteer nurse
Dario is a warm outgoing boy who suffered a terrible burn on his upper body. The burn occurred when he was innocently playing with gasoline. He won most of our hearts but especially that of Adam (our trip photographer). Adam took time to teach Dario some photography while he waited his turn on clinic day. Dario followed Adam around and got to use his camera. It was inspiring to watch Adam cheer up this child and introduce him to the world of photography.
Today, Dr. Robert Ryan performed a burn contracture release on Dario´s face, which will allow him to open his mouth fully. We hope that Dario can one day become the photographer he now tells us he wants to be.