Sopheaktra is a 19-year-old man from Cambodia. He lives with his grandmother and younger sister in Kampong Cham province. He spends his time helping his grandmother around the house or drinking coffee with his friends.
When he was five years old, his left foot was burned by a fire. His family did not seek any help for him at that time. Burn scar contractures have developed on his foot, tightening the skin around his burn. As a result, it is difficult for him to wear shoes or walk as he is in pain.
When Sopheaktra learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 12th, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him walk again comfortably. He would like to find a construction job to provide financial assistance to his grandmother. Now, he needs help to fund this $495 procedure.
He shared: “After surgery, I hope that I have no pain and can wear shoes.”