COANIQUEM Burned Children Foundation

COANIQUEM BCF is a U.S.-based charitable foundation with the purpose of aiding the children of the world who suffer from burns, without distinction as to nationality, race, sex, origin, or religious belief. Activities that we support include: financing the integral treatment of children, involving complete physical, psychological, social and spiritual rehabilitation; causing or providing scientific and technical research and professional training in related matters; conducting educational campaigns to prevent childhood burns; developing understanding and tolerance of those who have suffered burns.
Aug 14, 2014

2014 Professional Training Program for Child Burns

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During 2014 COANIQUEM will conduct with the support of AGCI (Chilean Agency for International Aid) the 8th International Training Program in Rehabilitation of Burned Children with the participation of 21 health care professionals from Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru. After an e-learning course and one month stay at the Rehabilitation Center, the professionals will be able to implement good practices of COANIQUEM’s model of care at their home burn centers. More than 2 million children suffer from burn injuries each year in these countries.
In the picture: Dr Jorge Rojas-Zegers and Jorge Daccarett Director of AGCI

May 19, 2014

Staff Member Provides Motivation for the Children

Staff and Patients Share Experiences
Staff and Patients Share Experiences

Staff member Lily at COANIQUEM Burn Rehabilitation Center in Santiago, Chile, provides motivation and hope for the burned children treated there.

Lily's long-time treatment is also an example of the length of time it sometimes takes for a child to recover, both physically and mentally, in order to live a normal life.

See Lily's story attached and Carolina's testimony to the loving care received at COANIQUEM.

8,000 children per year receive this treatment free of charge at the centers in Santiago, Antofagasta, and Puerto Montt, Chile.  Additionally, prevention campaigns are conducted in Chile and in other Latin American countries, in an effort to reduce the incidence of childhood burns.

Another program of COANIQUEM provides training for health professionals from throughout Latin America via e-learning and one-month residencies at COANIQUEM Santiago.  This training allows local treatment in those countries, thereby widening the reach of care for burned children.

We are proud to raise funds here in the U.S. to support these wonderful efforts to help the burned children of Latin America!  We appreciate the support of our many donors!

Feb 19, 2014

Mother Praises Rehabilitation of Burned Son

Here is Victor's story as told by his mother .. . 

Hello, my name is Gloria and I am Victor’s mom. My son is 3 years old and got burned by the overturning of a kettle in 2011, when he was only one year old. This occurred at our home in Villa Alemana, and after being treated at three medical centers in the area, we moved to San Borja Arriaran Hospital in Santiago, where he stayed for two months.

When Victor was discharged, I reached COANIQUEM by mail, receiving an immediate response to my request of admitting my son as a rehabilitation patient. Since July 4th 2011, we and the wonderful medical team have been giving our best for my son’s full recovery. It's been a long process and there is still a long road ahead, but thanks to COANIQUEM, my son lives a completely normal life.

Now, two years after that fateful day, we attend every three months to the Rehabilitation Center of Santiago. We stay at Casabierta totally free, which is great, because it would be very hard to afford a place to stay. Besides, living with the staff and other moms is a great opportunity as we support each other sharing our experiences. There is a hospital school, so children do not miss classes during their treatment and they are not left behind in their studies. There are even workshops for parents where we learn handcrafting, sewing and prepare our traditional food.

It is very rewarding to share with all the amazing people who work in COANIQUEM. The staff’s huge heart and passion for children is noticed and appreciated infinitely.

. . . .   As many as 8,000 children per year live stories such as this.  Your support makes their continuing care possible.

Thank you!

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