Dear little Ryta has just undergone more surgery for the horrific burns she received some years ago. The operation was successful and now her parents are bringing her in for dressing changes 3 times a week. The total procedure will cost around US$800 this time and is funded through CHOICE by Josie & Bruce Harvey from Australia, many thanks to them.
Ryta and mum called in to Chiva’s Shack today after another medical checkup, everything is going well since the reconnection of her intestine. We had promised her a pushbike in the early stages of her accident, so here she is outside Chiva’s with her new bike. Another shot of her with a soft toy we gave her, we also gave mum some money towards travel costs; thanks to Julie’s mum her major sponsor.
Ryta’s story: Ryta fell bottom first into a boiling pot of sugar and water. Her bottom and reproductive organs melted together. Her parents are very poor, they borrowed money from neighbours. An emergency operation was done and Ryta was fitted with a catheter and colostomy bag. They live 55k’s outside the city and cannot afford the costs of colostomy bags or the traveling costs to and from Phnom Penh. CHOICE are covering costs at the moment and have taken her to the C.S.C. Hospital where Dr. Jim may have to perform many more operations over time. Can you please help by donating on our “Donate” page of this website, tag your donations “For Ryta”
WARNING: some people may find this video disturbing to watch.
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This documentary was taken by Sok Samnang from TV Apsara in Cambodia. C.H.O.I.C.E. Cambodia thank him for allowing its use.