Tola is a three-year-old who needs burn treatment so he can grow up active and healthy. He lives in Kandal province with his parents and two siblings. His mom sells rice and his dad is a fisherman. Tola loves playing with his siblings, toy cars, and eating mangos.
When he was eight months old, Tola burned his right hand in a pot of rice. Burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin around the burns. He has limited function in his fingers, and his parents are worried it will affect him starting school next year.
When Tola’s family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), they traveled there hoping for treatment. On October 23, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to to improve function in his hand. Now, his family needs help to fund this $495 procedure.
Tola’s mother says “I hope he can use his hand better for eating, and playing, and learning to write when he starts school.”