Menglay is a 2-year-old boy and the youngest of three children in his family; he has an eight-year-old sister and a 10-year-old brother. He loves eating his mother’s noodles and fried eggs, and likes to play with his older siblings.
In 2020, he was burned on the index and middle finger of his right hand. His parents had him treated at a Children’s Hospital, where he underwent wound care and a skin graft. The skin graft has developed a scar contracture, and now he cannot use his two fingers. It is painful for him and he cannot hold anything in that hand.
When Menglay’s family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four hours with his parents seeking treatment. On January 12th, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery. Once he heals, he will be able to use his hand and fingers. Now, their family needs help to fund this $477 procedure.
His mother said: “we are so worried that Menglay will not be able to use his hand like other children. We hope the doctors can fix his fingers so he can grow up happy and healthy.”