Saros is a 17-year-old 8th grade student from Cambodia. Her family includes two brothers, three sisters, and her parents, who fish to support their family. Saros enjoys swimming, playing with her friends, and watching TV. Her best subject in school is Khmer literature, and she wants to be a lawyer when she is older.
In 2019, Saros was burned by fire on her left foot. She went to Vietnam for treatment. Since then, burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin around her toes and ankle and making it difficult for her to walk.
When Saros learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On September 1st, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her walk easily again. Now, she needs help to fund this $495 procedure.
Saros says, “I hope my foot can move and be comfortable again.”
Saros is a 17-year-old 8th grade student from Cambodia. Her family includes two brothers, three sisters, and her parents, who fish to suppor...
Saros underwent burn contracture release surgery so that she can walk.
Surgeons at CSC repaired the painful skin contractures on Saros’ feet and replaced the dead skin with a skin graft. She remained in the hospital for several days while her incision healed, and when surgeons were sure the new graft had developed an adequate blood supply, Saros was able to return home with her parents. She and her mother are working with the physiotherapy team to help her with a rehabilitative range of motion and strength exercises and hope to have full use of her toes and feet soon. The surgeons look forward to seeing her again to determine if any further care is needed.
Saros’ mother said: we are relieved the burns my daughter suffered are in the past, and she will be able to walk well again. We hope her foot will be better and she can go to school and ride her bike. Thank you for your help, we are very grateful.”
Surgeons at CSC repaired the painful skin contractures on Saros' feet and replaced the dead skin with a skin graft. She remained in the hosp...