Six months ago, Sophanith was caught in a fire. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us that as a result, he sustained serious burns to his right foot. These burns created contractures, which are shortening of the muscle tissues that cause stiffness.
Sophanith is a two-year-old boy who lives with his mother and three brothers in Cambodia. He is happiest when he is playing with his toys and his siblings, but his right foot limits his play. Since the fire, Sophanith’s mobility has decreased significantly. His previous visit to a nearby hospital didn’t bring any sustained improvement, and without any treatment, Sophanith faces long term hindered mobility.
According to CSC, Sophanith needs a contracture release procedure and a skin graft. This will release the stiff burned areas, remove damaged skin tissue, and replace it with new healthy tissue. This procedure costs $280. CSC shares that “Sophanith’s right foot will regain mobility after the contracture release and skin graft procedure.”
“I hope, after surgery, my son will be able to walk properly again,” says Sophanith’s mother.