Lazaro is an eleven-year-old boy who was burnt when he was younger. He was running and knocked a log from the fire and disturbed the pot that was cooking on it. It spilled and burnt his left hand and leg.
Lazaro cannot walk very far due to a contracture (skin tightening) behind his knee caused by his burns. He lives with his grandmother so that he can be closer to school, where he is in the nursery class. His parent never sought treatment for Lazaro because they were afraid of the costs.
Lazaro now requires surgery to release the contractures on his hand and behind his knee. This will greatly improve his hand and knee function and he might even be able to move back home to live with his parents and other siblings.
Lazaro shared, “When I grow up I would like to be able to own my own animals, be a good farmer and to have a wife! I am grateful to be getting surgery to help this.”