Stafford BroumandOften through no fault of their own, these kids have been burned badly and have no means through which proper medical care can be obtained, leaving them with physical and mental scars they carry with them every day of their lives. Coming from the United States, and New York City in particular, I am privileged with the opportunity and capability to help change their lives for the better, which is exactly why I’m involved in this medical mission work.
Throughout his medical career, Stafford R. Broumand, MD has always held humanitarian work in high regard. Despite differing politics or regional variances throughout the nation and the world, he firmly believes people who are in a position to provide assistance to underprivileged and/or less fortunate individuals should aim to do so when opportunities present themselves. As testament to this belief, Dr. Broumand annually consults with APROQUEN to help in future reconstructive surgeries for Central American children suffering from severe burns and the subsequent disfigurations resulting from these injuries.
Established in 1991, APROQUEN is a philanthropic organization devoted to providing free and comprehensive medical care to pediatric burn victims in Nicaragua. In addition, APROQUEN offers inclusive complimentary care to children who have cleft lip and cleft palate, as well as technical expertise all across Central America. Backed by his extensive Fellowship training in burn reconstruction at Shriners Burns Institute, Dr. Broumand has a great understanding of and sympathy for children and adolescents whose lives have been impacted by serious burns. In an attempt to help those in need, he makes yearly trips to Nicaragua with APROQUEN to volunteer his knowledge and skillset to the foundation’s Burn Center by advising on burn reconstruction procedures. Furthermore, he continually strives to increase awareness about APROQUEN in the United States through events and contributions from 740 Park Plastic Surgery, all in an effort to raise support for children who otherwise cannot afford the level of medical care they not only need, but deserve.
Nicaragua Age: 25
When Mareling was 15 years old she suffered a tragic burn accident, when a lamp containing paint thinner exploded. This explosion caused burns to 50% of her body including her face, neck...