September 14, 2022
Rin is a 43-year-old mother of one. She is a construction worker and divorced from her husband. She has one son who lives with her. In her free time, she likes to listen to Khmer songs and do things around the house.
Earlier this month, she was working on a roof near a high-voltage wire and suffered multiple electrical burns on her hands, feet, and head. She was taken to a referral hospital, but only received minimal dressing for her burns. The tissue damage is extensive, and she is in pain and unable to use her hands.
When Rin learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 15th, surgeons at CSC will perform a skin graft surgery to to help regenerate the damaged skin. Now, she needs help to fund this $805 procedure.
Rin is hopeful that after surgery her hands will be better and she will be able to work again.
Rin is a 43-year-old mother of one. She is a construction worker and divorced from her husband. She has one son who lives with her. In her f...
February 27, 2023
Rin underwent skin graft surgery to heal her burns.
Rin had surgery to replace the damaged skin and help her heal. She remained at the hospital for several dressing changes to make sure the grafts were successful, then she was able to return home. She worked with the physiotherapy team on exercises to increase flexion and strengthen her hands, which she will start as soon as the incision is healed. It is important for her to return to work to support her family, and surgeons look forward to seeing her again to determine if any further care is needed.
Rin shared with us: “Thank you. I am grateful that I will be able to use my hands and not be in pain. I have been very stressed that I was unable to work, and I could not support my son. This will make a big difference in my life.”
Rin had surgery to replace the damaged skin and help her heal. She remained at the hospital for several dressing changes to make sure the gr...