Khemar is an active 23-month-old toddler from Cambodia. His parents work in Thailand, so he lives with his grandmother and older sister in Southern Cambodia. He stays home with his grandmother and his sister is in first grade in school. His favorite foods are fried chicken and milk, and he loves playing with the neighborhood children.
Khemar was born with syndactyly of both feet, which means that he was born with fused or webbed toes. Khemar’s big toe and second toe are fused together on both of his feet. His parents worry that he will face challenges when he starts school, and he does not walk well due to his condition.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Khemar receive treatment. On May 19th, surgeons at CSC will perform a syndactyly repair procedure to separate and release the fused toes. After surgery, Khemar will be able to walk more easily and wear shoes. Now, he and his family need help raising $444 to fund his procedure and care.
Khemar’s grandmother shared, “after surgery, we hope Khemar’s feet look better and it will be easy for him to move his toes.”
Khemar is an active 23-month-old toddler from Cambodia. His parents work in Thailand, so he lives with his grandmother and older sister in S...
Khemar underwent syndactyly surgery so he can walk more easily.
Khemar traveled with his parents to Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) to have corrective surgery on his feet. His treatment is going well and he will now rest and take antibiotics for several days. Once his surgeons sign off on his healing progress, he’ll head back home.
In the meantime, his grandmother has spent time with the physiotherapy team to learn about the exercises he’ll need to practice to increase flexibility and strength once his stitches are removed. Once he’s healed up, Khemar will be able to enjoy a better life and socialize with other children without feeling self-conscious.
Khemar’s mother said, “We are very grateful to the staff for fixing Khemar’s feet. We were worried that other children would make fun of him and he would be shy. Now his feet will look normal when he starts school.”
Khemar traveled with his parents to Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) to have corrective surgery on his feet. His treatment is going well and...