Apr 19, 2018

Burned Children Have Dreams

Maite as Firefighter
Maite as Firefighter

The burned children receiving treatment at the COANIQUEM rehabilitation centers in Chile have dreams.

Dreams of being accepted.

Dreams of being strong and successful

Dreams of overcoming their physical trauma and scars

Dreams of having real careers and futures!

The loving staff at COANIQUEM provide holistic care, including surgery, therapy, psychological and social counseling, family support,   -   and the chance to dream.

Recently, a group of volunteer design/art students from Pasadena, California, visited the Santiago facility and engaged the patients in their goals with posters and encouragement.

See the poster of Maite, who wants to be a firefighter!  Seems like an appropriate occupation, considering her serious experience with burns.

Maite may change her mind as she grows older, but for now, she is happy to be looking ahead with positive support and a happy attitude.  All part of what will serve her well as she continues her treatment.

You can help support the treatment of children like Maite  -  and help them keep dreaming!

Thank you!

Jan 19, 2018

Maite's Story Tells it All

Maite severely burned both hands as an infant.  She has undergone surgeries and treatment at COANIQUEM Burn Rehabilitation Center in Santiago, Chile, for the past four years.

She is now a charming 6-year-old with a happy smile and a bright future.

She and her family still face years of continuing treatment as she grows, but they are grateful for all the expert and loving care provided by COANIQUEM.

See the attached youtube video of Maite's story.

This is a typical picture of the progress made by so many children who receive burns and receive treatment.

You, too, can support the care of these children with your contribution.

Thank you!


Oct 24, 2017

The Long Road to Recovery - Paola's Story

Paola as a young burn victim
Paola as a young burn victim

Children who suffer severy burns often take years to recover to some level of a normal life.

Paola's story is an example of the treatment and care provided at COANIQUEM in Santiago, Chile, over a period of 14 years as she grows.  She has received medical treatment, including extensive surgeries; physical therapy, psychological counseling, and loving care.

From a burned child of 3 to a young woman of 16, Paola has progressed to a point of successful school and social activity.  However, she continues to receive appropriate treatment from COANIQUEM.

See the pictures attached:

       Paola as a young burned child 

       Paola as seen in May 2017

       Medical report of September 2017  -  Her COANIQUEM doctors recognize the aesthetic desires of a young woman!

This is why we continue to support the wonderful work of COANIQUEM!

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