TongHai is a 17-year-old from Cambodia. He and his family are from the Kampong Thom province, a region home to many ancient Angkor pagodas and temples. TongHai is in the 11th grade, and he enjoys studying Khmer literature. He shared that he hopes to become a policeman when he is older. TongHai is also a middle child, with an older brother who studies at the university and a younger brother who is in the 9th grade. His father is a veterinarian, and his mother is a homemaker. In his free time, TongHai enjoys reading books, doing homework with his friends, and playing football and volleyball.
A month ago, TongHai was playing football when someone slashed his wrist with a knife. He visited a local hospital for treatment, but the tendons in his wrist were damaged. As a result, he cannot extend his right wrist or write. TongHai needs to undergo tendon repair surgery in order to heal.
Fortunately, our medical partners at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) can help. On December 5th, TongHai will undergo tendon repair surgery. His family has raised $100 to contribute to his care and request assistance with the costs of the far travel, surgery, and hospitalization needs. CSC is requesting $572 to fund TongHai’s care.
TongHai shared, “After surgery, I hope my right hand will work again, and I will be able to write and study hard in school.”