In 1991, Vivian Pellas founded APROQUEN after her and her husband suffered devastating burns during a plane crash in Honduras. Today, APROQUEN serves as the leading burn care and prevention unit in Central America. Since its inception, APROQUEN has provided over 300,000 complimentary health services – including: patient visits, reconstructive surgery, rehabilitation and ICU - to the burned children of Nicaragua, and greater Central America. APROQUEN’s mission is to provide a specialized model of prevention and comprehensive care that is complimentary to children suffering from burns, the consequent results - such as congenital and acquired malformations - and cleft lip and palette. APROQUEN’s burn care is a wholly approach, where each child receives every aspect of treatment necessary for their post-incident recovery.