Srey Lis is 12 years old and in the fifth grade. She lives in Cambodia with her two sisters and two brothers. She likes to watch the music channel on TV and read her school books.
In October 2016, Srey Lis suffered a severe hot water burn on her lower abdomen, both of her legs, and her left arm. She went to a hospital in Phnom Penh for treatment, but her symptoms did not improve and her wounds grew infected. She has since developed contractures on both of her legs and hands, tightening the skin around the burns. Srey Lis has not been able to go to school since the accident.
Srey Lis’s parents heard about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from people in their village. She traveled for four hours with her mother to reach CSC for treatment.
Surgeons at CSC will perform a debridement procedure to remove the damaged and infected tissue as well as a skin graft on both of her legs. This procedure costs $378 and will take place on January 24. Post-surgery, Srey Lis will feel more comfortable again.