In 2011, Raksa was playing near her home in rural Cambodia when her leg was accidentally cut by a water generator, which led to a severe infection. With little to no access to medical care and her families daily income under $2 a day she was unable to receive the treatment she needed, and had to have her leg amputated.
ALTSO was able to see Raksa a year later, when she was only 5 years old, to fit her for her first prosthetic limb and grant her back her mobility.
Since then ALTSO has been able to provide Raksa a new prosthetic limb each year as her body continues to grow. Here she is at ages 5, 6 and 7 respectively.
Living in rural Cambodia, the only way for her to get to school each day is to walk – a task that would Raksa would be unable to do without the help of ALTSO and it’s supporters. Not only has she been granted back her mobility, but she now has the hope and opportunity for a more fulfilling life.