Samrong is a sweet, clever six-year-old from Cambodia. He is the oldest child and has one younger brother. His father is a fisherman, and his mother works in the local factory. Samrong is in the first grade, where he enjoys learning about Khmer literature in school, and he would like to be a policeman when he grows up.
Samrong was born with syndactyly of his right hand. This means that several fingers of his right hand are webbed, and there is often a fusion of the bones in his finger. As a result, he has difficulty with fine motor skills, like writing with a pencil or holding objects, and his parents are concerned he won’t be able to keep up in school.
On November 2nd, surgeons at our medical partner will perform a syndactyly repair procedure to separate and release the fused digits, allowing Samrong to use his hand easily. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is requesting $444 to fund this procedure. Samrong’s parents contributed $100 to his care.
His mother shared: “After surgery, we hope Samrong’s fingers will look like other children’s, and he can use his hand well.”