Dina is an 11 year-old fifth grader, living in a coastal province of Cambodia with his parents and two siblings. His father works as a rice farmer, and his mother recently got a job in a clothing factory.
When he was a year old, Dina accidentally put his right hand into a pot of boiling rice. Since then, burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin on his hand and fingers. As a result, it is difficult for him to perform daily activities, such as writing, and playing games with his friends.
Dina and his family traveled for six hours to seek treatment. On September 6th, surgeons from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, will perform burn contracture release surgery at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, which will improve the function of Dina’s hand. Now he needs your help to fund this $495 procedure.
Dina said he hopes that his fingers can bend more easily, and that he will be able to do better in school.