Today we’d like for you to read the story of Joaquín Nahuel, who is a 10-year-old child from Argentina. After suffering from burns all over his body, he decided to start making and selling cakes, pies, and even cupcakes to hopefully save enough money to pay for his skin reconstruction surgery.

Joaquín’s story became known a few weeks ago on Instagram, when the young boy posted a publication about his story and some of his work that quickly went viral as people wanted to show their support.

The boy's mother named Raquel said the little boy needs four skin expanders for a facial reconstruction that cost $500 each and are for the face only.

More info: twitter.com | Instagram | Facebook

#1

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

theflyingcicero
Community Member
5 months ago

Such a beautiful boy! And such a beautiful cake!

View more comments

The accident, which left him with 25% of his body burned and evident scars, took place three years ago, when Nahuel and a cousin sprinkled alcohol on some embers, injuring both of them. In the end, the worst injuries fell upon Joaquín’s arms, neck and face.

#2

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

TaylorsVersion111
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow! Looks amazing and professional!

View more comments
#3

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

Boca Juniors players bought 1 cake from the talented Joaquín.

joaquinn5084 Report

Tee Witt
Community Member
5 months ago

Just 1 cake ?

View More Replies...
View more comments

“I was playing with my brother, it was my mother's birthday, we took the alcohol and threw it on the grill and we both caught fire,” he shared on social media.

Joaquín is very inspired when it comes to baking, even though he is still in school. His biggest source of inspiration is his grandfather who taught him how to make pastry and even cakes. He also cooks and distributes muffins, donuts, and mini cakes that he sells as an extra to make more money for his surgeries.

#4

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

TaylorsVersion111
Community Member
5 months ago

He’s gonna be a famous pastry chef when he grows up

View more comments
#5

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

xxkittyxx00
Community Member
5 months ago

gorgeous,absolutely beautiful

However, a week ago he managed to deliver a cake to Boca Juniors players (a football team in Argentina), and the picture got shared on Twitter with this exact caption:

“I hope you enjoyed it and if not, I promise the next one will be better.”

#6

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

Tee Witt
Community Member
5 months ago

That is very clever decorating.

View more comments
#7

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

theflyingcicero
Community Member
5 months ago

I‘m getting hungry!

View more comments

What is your opinion on Joaquín’s story, Pandas? What do you think of his work? Let us know down in the comments! As for the boy itself, Joaquín mom is actually in charge of receiving donations meant for the buy and if you'd like to donate to help him save up for the surgery we suggest heading to Joaquín’s Instagram page for more info!

#8

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

theflyingcicero
Community Member
5 months ago

My kids would totally love this cake!

View more comments
#9

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

Mia D
Community Member
5 months ago

Actually, it is really good piping! It takes a lot of skill to do it so uniform!

View more comments
#10

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

TaylorsVersion111
Community Member
5 months ago

Yum!

View more comments
#11

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

xxkittyxx00
Community Member
5 months ago

thats right lil kid give it a thumbs up,you deserve it !

View more comments
#12

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

Mya Lugar
Community Member
5 months ago

You are a very talented boy. I am impressed that you are industrious and dedicated to helping yourself reach important goals at any age, but especially so young. You are also showing such a great attitude, which will be your greatest asset in life.

View more comments
#13

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

xxkittyxx00
Community Member
5 months ago

excellent

#14

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

xxkittyxx00
Community Member
5 months ago

such an amazing little boy

#15

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
5 months ago

Chinese checkers; that's what this reminds me of. ;o)

View more comments
#16

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

Gabby M
Community Member
5 months ago

He is Joyful. Just look at his smile!!

View more comments
#17

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

Rose Golden
Community Member
5 months ago

Ooooooooo, noice

View more comments
#18

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

xxkittyxx00
Community Member
5 months ago

PERFECTION!!!!

#19

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

xxkittyxx00
Community Member
5 months ago

a master at work

#20

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

xxkittyxx00
Community Member
5 months ago

delicous

#21

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

Tee Witt
Community Member
5 months ago

Such a vast variety. I hope he meets his goal soon

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#22

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

xxkittyxx00
Community Member
5 months ago

legally pink

View more comments
#23

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

xxkittyxx00
Community Member
5 months ago

azul💙

View more comments
#24

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
5 months ago

It's a girl! (Yes I know stereotype, don't shoot me)

View more comments
#25

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

xxkittyxx00
Community Member
5 months ago

pretty

#26

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

H Moore
Community Member
5 months ago

Sad the medical system there doesn't do this for people free, is it like America?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

In Argentina, A 10-Year-Old Boy Works As A Confectioner To Pay For His Reconstruction Surgery

joaquinn5084 Report

xxkittyxx00
Community Member
5 months ago

are those mangoes or peaches? other than that, good job

View More Replies...
View more comments