Health Volunteers

Physicians in Honduras work to reconstruct the face of Maria, a little girl who had became yet another innocent victim of the "maras" or street gangs that roam the dangerous streets of Tegucigalpa. A stray bullet, likely meant for a drug dealer, gang-banger or convicted criminal, entered Maria's face just below her nose and excited near her right ear. It is now the task of volunteer doctors and their Honduran counterpart, Dr. Juan Carlos Funes Aleman, to repair her face. Although Maria's face will never be as it was before the shooting, the result will be a vast improvement over the large scar that had formed since here injury.