Quang Ngai, Vietnam-Nicole Friedland, Interplast staff. Photo by John Urban
This 8-year-old girl, Giang, has burn scars on her face, arms and hand. She's beautiful and loves to come and stand by me. She keeps trying to talk to me, but I speak no Vietnamese. With the help of Lien, one of our nurse translators, I spoke with her mother and father today. They said when she was 5 years old, she fell in to a pile of trash her grandfather was burning. She's had one operation to release the contracture on her hand.