Navath is a clever two-year-old boy who lives in Phnom Penh with his mom and dad. His mom stays home to care for him, while his father works as a welder. Navath loves toy cars and watching cartoons on his mom’s phone.
Last November, Navath accidentally put his hands into a pot of boiling rice in his home. His mother rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was treated for the burns. Since that time, scar contractures have developed on both hands. Because of the contractures, Navath has limited hand function and is unable to do things like grasp toys or feed himself.
When Navath’s family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, they traveled there hoping he may be able to have treatment. On June 1st, surgeons at our medical partner’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to improve his hand function so he can do everyday activities as he grows. Now, his family needs help to fund this $495 procedure.
His mother hopes that Navath can regain the use of his hands.