Havireak is a 31-year-old man from Cambodia with one older brother. Havireak has developmental disabilities and has never worked outside of the family home. Due to his needs, his mother looks after him.
Havireak’s father passed away many years ago from liver cancer. His mom is retired so she has time to care for him but she is getting older making things more difficult. Havireak’s brother supports them both.
Two years ago a skin ulceration on Havireak’s buttocks developed. The skin became infected and there is a large wound of the sacral region. This limits his ability to sit and sleep in a comfortable position. As it has grown it has become more painful and infected.
When Havireak learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled to the hospital seeking treatment. On June 1st, surgeons at CSC will perform a debridement and skin flap procedure to clear out infected skin and close the wound. He will be able to feel comfortable again and not require so much special care from his family. Now, he needs help to fund this $657 procedure.
His mom says, “his condition worries me so much and I am worried that if it gets any worse I can not continue helping him each day.”