Srey Ka is a bright 14-year-old student from Cambodia. She lives with her parents and two younger sisters. Her father is a rice farmer, and her mother sells fish at the local market. Srey Ka’s favorite subjects are math and biology, and she wants to be an engineer when she grows up. At home, she likes reading and eating her favorite meal of grilled meats with a spicy chili paste.
A few years ago, Srey Ka was in a motor vehicle collision that fractured her left ankle. Her injury resulted in the top layers of skin and tissue being torn away from the underlying muscle. She visited a local hospital soon after and had a skin graft, which did not work. Her scar from the skin graft is now contracted, tightening the skin around her ankle and causing pain. She is not able to walk comfortably and has trouble keeping up with her friends.
When Srey Ka learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours to seek treatment. On March 14th, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her walk easily again. Now, she needs help to fund this $495 procedure.
Her mother said, “After surgery, we hope the skin will be released and Srey Ka can walk well again.”