Mrs. Thea and her husband, who are a new couple marriage, live in Keo Bay village east of Phnom Penh city. Since Mrs. Thea realized her first child was born with cleft lip, she almost dropped the tear because of cleft lip’s child. She could not breast feed him-how Sothea grew up. She really not wanted to keep her baby in family because she was so ashamed with neighborhood and friends.
The family was desperate to get Sothea’s cleft lip fixed, but they had no money for the surgery. They are rice and vegetable farmer, and Mrs. Thea earns only one dollar a day from selling vegetable.
One day Mrs. Thea met local pastor near her village, and she told pastor about her child problem. Then Pastor surely knew that this family is too poor and they really needed help to survive her baby. Pastor asked many charity organizations in Cambodia.
Sothea – afterWhen CBN’s staff heard about this news, they asked Mrs. Thea to bring Sothea to CBN office in Phnom Penh. This brought new hope to Mrs. Thea and her baby. CBN’s staff arranged a surgery for him in a hospital.
Today Sothea has a beautiful smile. His parents are very happy for him. Mrs. Thea expressed all her gratefulness “I would like to thank CBN and donors who provided this help. Thank for caring us while we are staying in hospital. Sothea looks handsome now, i love him so much.” Thank you.