Va Youk is a second grader from Cambodia. He has two brothers. He likes studying mathematics and wants to be a nurse when he grows up. He loves to drink coca cola and read books.
Seven years ago, Va Youk was burned by a pot of hot porridge, burning his left wrist. Burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin around his burn. It is difficult for him to bend his wrist and use his hand.
When Va Youk learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On August 2, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to to use his hand freely again. Now, he needs help to fund this $448 procedure.
His father says, “I hope my son’s surgery is successful so that he can return to school soon.”