Vin is a playful two-year-old toddler from Cambodia who lives with his parents in Phnom Penh. His mother is a homemaker, while his father earns a living loading and unloading boats on the river.
When Vin was an infant, his hands were burned by a fire when his mother was cooking. His parents took him to a local hospital for care, but burn scar contractures developed, tightening the skin on his hands and fingers. It is difficult for him to use his hands to hold objects or play with his friends.
Vin’s parents brought him to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, seeking help. On May 5th, surgeons at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform burn contracture release surgery. The doctors will remove the burned skin and cover the damaged area with a skin graft. This surgery will enable Vin to use his fingers easily Now, he and his family need your help to fund this $495 procedure.
Vin’s mother said: “We hope that the scar will release, and he will be able to move his fingers.”