Savin is a 26-year-old seller of car materials who lives in Siem Reap province in Cambodia. He is the youngest child in his family, and he has three brothers and three sisters. His brothers and sisters are all married, while he lives with his elderly father. Savin has neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder of the nervous system which causes tumors to grow on nerves. Sadly, his mother died from the same condition many years ago.
Savin has had several congenital tumors since he was born, and some are large and growing in size. The mass in his right orbital region was removed in 2015, but it has since returned. The mass is irritating and is affecting his vision. He is uncomfortable being in public because people stare at him. Doctors have determined that Savin needs to undergo surgery to remove the mass.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Savin to receive treatment. On November 30th, surgeons at CSC will remove the mass. Now, Savin needs help raising $231 to fund his procedure and care.
Savin shared that he hopes the mass can be removed and it will be easier for him to see.