I took this photo during a medical mission in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Repubic. The medical mission was for plastic surgery for burn victims. This little boy had gotten burned in a house fire and this was his fifth medical mission surgery! Medical missions were often American doctors that would come and give their services at local hospitals for a couple days or weeks. Peace Corps Volunteers were asked to come and assist with translation, administration, and organization of the operations. I had the opportunity to serve as a medical mission volunteer four times during my service.