We’re excited to share more patient stories with you and appreciate your patience as we continue to build this section of our site. In the meantime, we think you’ll be inspired by the following short stories of the children that ALTSO has served.
17-year-old Sofi suffers from cerebral palsy - a neurological disorder that primary affects body movement and muscle coordination. Sofi is able to walk with the assistance of others but because of years sitting cross-legged, she prefers to crawl the majority of the time.
Five years ago, Sokleang gave birth to Yang on the very “rattan bench” shown in the photo above. During labor, Sokleang experienced serious complications that led to Yang acquiring cerebral palsy (“CP”), an abnormality of motor functions.
Erico and his family live in the rural highlands of central Java. His father is a construction worker and his mother a housewife. His brother, a student, stands in place for his father who was currently working during the taking of this photo.
Ten-year old Seyha lives what the majority of rural Cambodian’s would call an “average” childhood. Seyha’s parents, like most other families living on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, spend their days tending to rice and vegetable fields, earning just $2 per day.