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Burned children overcome their injuries with human warmth (#CalorHumano)
Seven million children in Latin America suffer burn injuries each year due to risks within the home, like the widespread use of open fire for cooking, scalds, and fireworks.

Without immediate and proper attention, many are left with physical and psychological damage they will carry with them in their entire lives.

For many years, these children had few options to help them through the long healing process. Many were unable to finish their schooling, get jobs or enjoy normal lives. Ultimately, most became a burden on their families or relied on meager public assistance to survive.

In 1979, Dr. Jorge Rojas-Zegers established in Chile the Corporación de Ayuda al Niño Quemado- COANIQUEM , a nonprofit institution that offers physical and psychological treatment and spiritual support to children without any cost.

Since its founding, COANIQUEM has provided treatment to over 100,000 Latin American children and today treats over 8,000 patients annually.

 

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The name “COANIQUEM” is a Spanish contraction for

Corporación de Ayuda al Niño Quemado.” Corporation to help the Burned Child

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