ReSurge volunteer Dr. Steven Parker visits his patient, Suzgo, and his beautiful mother, Dorothy, a few days after the burn scar contracture on his elbow was released.
Several months ago, Suzgo was boiling water to cook his meal when he accidentally burned his feet and arm severely with the water. Dr. Parker and one of our volunteer plastic surgeons, Dr. Jonathan Rausky, have been in Malawi doing hands-on surgical training and formal lectures specifically focused on caring for burn victims at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe. They performed surgery to release Suzgo's burn scar contracture and used the case to teach their local counterparts during surgery.
Suzgo and Dorothy were in great spirits after his surgery and expressed their gratitude to the ReSurge volunteers and staff at Kamuzu Central Hospital for his life-changing surgery.
Photo by Joe Lippi