Monny is an adorable 15-month-old baby boy from Cambodia who loves to play with his toys. He has an older sister who is ten years old and in 4th grade. Their parents are garment factory workers in the city, so Monny and his sister currently live with their grandparents in the province and see their parents once a month.
This past April, Monny’s left hand and foot were burned by fire while he was playing. Although his foot has healed well, burn scar contractures have developed on his hand. These contractures occur when the scar matures, thickens, and tightens the skin surrounding it. This hinders mobility, meaning Monny has difficulty using his hand.
When his family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), they traveled for thirty minutes seeking treatment. On August 9th, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help Monny use hand again. Now, his family needs help to fund this $495 procedure.
Monny’s family hopes his skin will heal and he can use his hand again.