Chivorn is a four-year-old pre-schooler from Kandaal province in Cambodia. As an only child, he stays home with his mother or accompanies her when she goes to work in a hair and nail salon. His father is a welder. Chivorn loves all flavors of ice cream- when his mother lets him have it- and enjoys playing with his toys.
In October 2022, Chivorn cut his left little finger when playing around a rickshaw. His parents took him to a local health center, where his wound was sutured. A scar contracture has developed from his wound, tightening the skin around his finger. He is now unable to hold a cup or a pencil, and he feels pain when he tries to bend his finger.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is seeking $495 to fund contracture release surgery for Chivorn, which is scheduled to take place on April 21st at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. After this procedure, Chivorn should regain full use of his finger and hand again.
Chivorn’s mother said: “We hope that the scar will release and he will be able to move his little finger.”
Chivorn is a four-year-old pre-schooler from Kandaal province in Cambodia. As an only child, he stays home with his mother or accompanies he...
Chivorn underwent surgery so he can use his finger and hand again.
Chivorn was very brave in the hospital and made several new friends as surgeons repaired the painful skin contractures on his finger. Chivorn remained in the hospital while his incision healed, and then he was able to return home with his family. He and his mother are working with the physiotherapy team to help with the rehabilitative range of motion and strength exercises to move his fingers independently or together. Functionally, this is important for his fine motor skill development as he continues to grow.
Chivorn’s mother said: “we are grateful the doctors were able to fix my son’s hand so he can use crayons and hold things. This will help him when he starts school. I am so thankful that he was able to receive this treatment.”
Chivorn was very brave in the hospital and made several new friends as surgeons repaired the painful skin contractures on his finger. Chivor...