Managua, Nicaragua —Liliana Vazquez, Interplast Communications Technology Coordinator.
This is 16-year-old Marilyn as she awaited her weekly therapy session. Just like many impoverished burn victims around the world, her burn injuries were caused by a lantern used to provide light for her home. After spending a month in intensive care, both she and her mother are very committed to following the therapist’s advice to help Marilyn heal correctly from her injuries. Without a proper therapy routine, burn patients’ wounds become contracted, leaving a person unable to move their limbs freely.