Hun is a bright and motivated ten-year-old boy from Cambodia who is in third grade. He enjoys reading and doing math. When he is older, he would like to pursue the field of Information Technology. He and his brother live with their mother and grandparents, who are all rice farmers. His father unfortunately passed away several years ago due to lung cancer. To support her children, his mother works in a nail salon during the off-season.
When Hun was a toddler, he had the flu and received several injections in his thigh. These injections prevented his leg from properly forming and caused hyperextension in his knee. His mother sought medical treatment at a children’s hospital, but she could not fund his needed treatment due to financial constraints.
Fortunately, Hun’s mother learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), and traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On August 3rd, surgeons at CSC will perform a quadricepsplasty procedure of his left quadriceps and an osteotomy of his femur. The goal of these procedures is to correct his condition and allow him to develop and walk without difficulty. Now, Hun’s family needs help funding this $482 procedure.
His mother says, “I hope the surgery will fix Hun’s leg so he can grow up like other children and be strong.”