Vireak is a 15-year-old student in the 10th grade. He has a 17-year-old brother and an 11-year-old sister. His older brother works in a clothes factory, his sister is in public school in grade five. In school, math is his most favorite subject. Vireak’s parents are farmers and grow vegetables in Kandaal province. In his free time, he enjoys football, volleyball, singing songs, and listening to music.
At the tender age of seven, Vireak had an electric burn that badly injured his right hand. After the burn healed, the skin retracted, and bent his finger. The joint has become partially dislocated, and it is painful.
When Vireak’s family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, they traveling there hoping for treatment. On September 13th, surgeons at our medical partner CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to relieve him of pain and allow him optimal use of his finger. Now, his family needs help to fund this $495 procedure.
Vireak shared: “I hope after the operation I can use my hand to hold things and my finger will look normal.”