Today I met Pedrito and was immediately captured by his sweet nature. One would never know the tragic story behind his burns. Pedrito is 2 years old and was both abused and neglected by his parents. After he suffered his burn (to which I still don’t have full details) he and his brother were taken to live at an abused children shelter. Today, Pedrito is recovering well and the success to his recovery is due to the wonderful staff at APROQUEN, the shelter where he now lives, but most importantly to Pedrito himself, who is very cooperative and a smart little boy. At one point during my visit, he even took the Vaseline gel (good for keeping burn contractures moisturized) and started massaging his legs on his own. Pedrito has gained full functionality and mobility of his legs and is able to do daily activities on his own, like putting on his shirt. At the end of our therapy session Pedrito gave me a warm hug!