Minea is a 10-year-old student from Cambodia. She is a bright and ambitious 5th grader whose favorite subject is math. Her dream is to attend university to become an accountant. In her free time, she loves eating pork fried rice and reading books. At home, she lives with her grandparents while her parents work 2.5 hours away in a factory.
When Minea was 2 years old, she got an electrical burn on her left hand, causing tightening of the skin on her fingers, making it difficult to use her left hand. She feels embarrassed and wants to be able to play sports and use both hands.
When Minea and her family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), they traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 22nd, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to improve the function of her hand. Now, her family needs help funding this $487 procedure.
After surgery, she and her family hope that she can move her fingers easily.