Srey Nich is an awesome girl who loves science and Angry Birds, but she is battling the side effects of a bad medical treatment she received at one year old.
When Srey Nich got sick with a fever as baby, a local doctor gave her thigh injections that were meant to cure her. Instead, they resulted in severe muscle stiffness. Nine years later, she can’t bend her legs. This makes Srey Nich’s life very difficult. She can’t walk a half mile to school with the other kids in her village, and she gets teased for her condition. She needs surgery and physiotherapy to restore functionality to her legs.
Srey Nich comes from a rural area of Cambodia, where her parents work as rice farmers. She is the youngest of five children, and her whole family hopes she gets the care she needs to live a normal and happy life.