Managua, Nicaragua —Liliana Vazquez, Interplast Communications Technology Coordinator.
Edwing is 9 years old. Like many boys his age he enjoys exploring the outdoors with his friends. One day he and his friends found a small bomb out in the fields. As they tossed it away from them, the bomb exploded, leaving Edwing's hand badly damaged. He lost the index finger of his left hand which left him with a hand contracture that prevented him from opening his hand freely. This picture was taken after the surgery to release his hand contracture. Edwing is old enough to understand the impact this surgery will have in his life, but young enough to still smile enthusiastically at my camera.