In early November 2014, Vincent was rescued right here in Playa Guiones when his mother and older sister were electrocuted on an uninsulated transformer. Vincent was a tiny baby and was holding on his mother when she died and slumped down onto the transformer pressing Vincent’s forehead onto a hot electrical current. Vincent was severely burned. His left ear was burned off. His left eyelid was burned off. And his forehead was injured so badly that there was a huge indentation where the flesh was burned. It was a gruesome injury and when we saw him, we didn’t think he’d survive the night. But Vincent is a true fighter and proved us all wrong.
Not only did he survive the night, but he continue to improve each day. He was given pain medication, antibiotics and soothing burn cream and was given 24hr care and love. Within a few weeks, Vincent’s burns had started to heal and slowly the gapping hole on his forehead started to close. Although his left ear is deformed, Vincent can still hear and doesn’t have a problem communicating with the other babies in the nursery. And although his left eye was damaged, he sees very well.
It’s now more than a year and a half since Vincent’s accident and he is thriving. He has grown up a lot and is looking more and more handsome every day. He is becoming more independent and shows no signs of his disabilities slowing him down. He’s got an amazing little personality and loves to play, climb and wrestle with the other orphaned babies.
From day one, Vincent has had a wonderfully playful personality full of spirit. He loves to wrestle with his brothers and sisters and is a very good climber. His favorite food fresh papaya leaves and he loves infant formula.