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.
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 atten...
Minea underwent contracture release surgery so she can grow up strong.
Minea’s surgery was a success! She spent several days at the hospital to ensure the grafting procedure was successful, and she received a course of antibiotics to decrease the chance of infection. Minea also worked with the physiotherapy team to learn exercises to strengthen and support her grip. Once her finger has fully healed, Minea can perform daily activities again, like eating and playing sports with her friends! She is happy that she can soon use her fingers to grasp objects and will no longer be in pain.
Minea’s grandmother said: “We are thankful that Minea was able to receive this treatment. She can go to school and work hard to attend university. The CSC staff worked very hard and took good care of her.”
Minea's surgery was a success! She spent several days at the hospital to ensure the grafting procedure was successful, and she received a co...