September 13, 2022
Davith is a toddler who is not yet old enough to start school, so stays home with relatives while his parents work in a flower factory close to their home.
Since birth, Davith has had clinodactyly of his right thumb. This means he was born with a finger that curves to one side. It is typically caused by abnormal growth and development of the small bones of the finger. He cannot flex the joint in his thumb, which makes it difficult to hold or carry objects and hinders his development. His parents took him to a hospital for children and were referred to our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre.
His parents would like Davith’s hand to be fully functional, and fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre can correct his condition. Now his parents need help with the $487 cost of a contracture release and skin graft of his thumb. With surgery, Davith will be able to hold objects and improve his range of motion with his thumb.
The parents shared: “We also hope our son’s thumb will look normal after surgery and other children will not make fun of him.”
Davith is a toddler who is not yet old enough to start school, so stays home with relatives while his parents work in a flower factory close...
February 17, 2023
Davith underwent hand surgery to heal a birth condition.
Davith had successful surgery. He spent several days at the hospital to make sure his new skin graft was successful and took a course of antibiotics to decrease the chance of rejection from infection. His mother received information for physiotherapy exercises that will support Davith to learn to hold objects and strengthen his grip. When his hand is completely healed, he will be able to use it like other children and no longer be in pain. He looks forward to attending school with his older sister and participating more in daily life.
Davith’s mother said: “I am grateful to the strangers who supported my son’s care, so that he can use his hand well and other children won’t make fun of him. Thank you to the people who funded the surgery and hope that they continue to help Cambodians who need care.”
Davith had successful surgery. He spent several days at the hospital to make sure his new skin graft was successful and took a course of ant...