Mey Horng is a 19-month-old toddler from Cambodia who lives in Prey Veng province with his parents and older sister. Both of his parents work in a nearby clothing factory, and his sister attends first grade in the local elementary school. Mey Horng’s favorite things are playing with toy cars, running around with his sister, and drinking milk.
In December 2022, Mey Horng accidentally put his hand in a pot of boiling rice. During the healing process, burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin around his burn and fusing three of his fingers together on his left hand. It is difficult for him to use his hand and his parents are worried he won’t develop his fine motor skills.
When Mey Horng’s parents learned about our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), they traveled two hours seeking treatment. On August 3rd, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to improve his hand function. Mey Horng’s parents are able to contribute $100 towards the cost of the surgery and need help with the remaining $495 to fully fund the procedure.
His mom shared, “I hope my son can use his hand again so I don’t worry anymore.”