Don DeHart gently applies Silvadene Cream to a burned boy. Keeping the burns clean, medicated and wrapped for protection are a big part of the activities at the For Haiti with Love 24-hour emergency medical clinic.
Burned babies are too frequent a sight, sometimes quite extensive. People often ask, "Why so many burns?" The answer is as complex, of course, as the culture. But with open charcoal cooking, often on the ground, babies fall into the pots of boiling water, into the boiling rice, just into the charcoal itself sometimes. Accidents happen and where there are a lot of people and a lot of open fires, there are a lot of burns.