Many Cambodian families barely earn enough money to get by every single month, which makes it difficult to save up for any future endeavors or prepare for times of hardship. Especially medical emergencies often put families in financial crisis and debt, and many never recover from these tragedies.
Kid has been working hard to provide for his loved ones and build a beautiful future for his wife and son. He obtained a technical diploma in mechanical welding several years ago and has been working as a machine operator for a large Cambodian brewing company for half a decade, slowly but steadily working his way up the career ladder and increasing his salary in the process. Last year, however, Kid and his wife Leakana’s lives were drastically shaken up when their then 2-year-old son Kemra was diagnosed with type one diabetes, requiring urgent medical attention as well as long-term treatment.
Read their story in Kid’s words below
My name is Kid. I am 27 years old and I work as a machine operator for Crown company. Last year, my son got very sick and he had to go to the hospital for a long time. We found out that he has diabetes, which puts my family in a difficult position because we can’t afford the treatment that he needs every single day. I work a lot of day and night shifts to earn as much money as I can, but it is currently not enough to cover all of our expenses.
This is the reason why we needed your help to buy medicine for our son to give it to him daily.
I would like to thank this organization with all of my heart for helping me and my family. I wish all of you to be surrounded by good people, find happiness, stay healthy, and enjoy your time with your families. Thank you so much for your help.
All the best,
Thomlang – Cambodian Youth Support has been supporting Kid’s family since they got the diagnosis in the spring of last year and will continue to do so until their financial situation stabilizes.