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Sreyka fitted with new artificial limb after outgrowing her first


After outgrowing her first artificial limb provided by Humanity & Inclusion's team, Sreyka was recently fitted for a new one.

A Cambodian girl wearing an artificial leg walks over blocks with a rehabilitation specialist standing nearby

Sreyka walking over blocks with her new artificial legs. | © Keng Sopheak / HI

Sreyka was walking home from school in May 2019 when she was hit by a speeding driver. Seriously injured, she was rushed to a nearby health center and then to the nearest hospital, which lacked the equipment needed to treat her. Sreyka was taken to a pediatric hospital in Cambodia's capital city, where doctors saved her life by amputating her left leg.

Seven months after the accident, Sreyka visited Humanity & Inclusion’s rehabilitation center in Kampong Cham, an hour from her village. Our team of experts immediately took good care of her, providing her with a custom-fit artificial leg and teaching her how to walk with it. She also participated in physical therapy and mental health counseling sessions, boosting her confidence for her return to school.

Having outgrown her first artificial leg, Sreyka recently returned to the center to be measured and fitted for a new one. With donor support, Humanity & Inclusion's prosthetic technicians repair and replace artificial limbs when users need them.

A gloved hand holds up a girl's amputated leg that has been marked on with blue ink

A Cambodian girl sits on a chair while a technician fits her for an artificial limb

A Cambodian girl sits on a bench beside her mother while a technician fits her for an artificial limb

A Cambodian girl wearing an artificial limb jumps rope with two friends


Date published: 11/28/22


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