Heang is a 73-year-old retired rice farmer in Prey Veng province from Cambodia. She has three sons and five daughters. Her husband passed away many years ago, and she lives with her youngest daughter who is a farmer. In her free time, she helps her daughter to do housework and cooking.
In December 2022, Heang injured her left hand while cutting wood. She has pain, swelling, and worrying discharge from the wound. She can no longer use her hand for daily activities such as washing clothes or cooking.
When Heang learned about our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled two hours to seek treatment. On January 17th, surgeons at CSC will perform a debridement procedure that will allow her infected hand to heal. Her family is able to contribute $100 to the surgery, and she needs only $324 to fully fund the procedure.
Heang shared, “After surgery, I hope my hand will heal, I will not have pain, and can work with my daughter at the rice farm.”