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Update: Burn Advocates Network In Haiti

Posted by Chrissie Cole
Friday, August 27, 2010 3:56 PM EST
Category: Protecting Your Family
Tags: Burn Advocates, Haiti, Burn Victims, Non-Profits

We warn you that these pictures are disturbing to look at but it’s the reality of why Burn Advocates is in Haiti right now… To help youth live meaningful lives after sustaining serious burn injuries.

Photo sent by Ross Kopelman, Surgical Support Volunteer

“We spent 4 hrs doing a surgery yesterday for a 6-year-old boy who lost his right eye when he fell into a fire during the month of January, right after the earthquake. Alana Davis and I acted as my dad's assistants again to help place a prosthetic in the eye socket...we made graphs from tissue in the child's mouth and used them in the socket...will provide more info and pictures later.”

Photo sent by Sam Davis, founder Burn Advocates Network.

"Yvonde Alsiana, Justinien Hospital burn survivor we are helping. 3 months after burn from oil heater."

Text messages and emails can be a little slow going while in Haiti, but we will be updating when possible. Follow along on Twitter as well. Also make sure to read our post from yesterday, "Burn Advocates Network In Haiti."

This article was co-authored by Lauren D. Shinn, campaign manager of Burn Advocates Network.

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