In late November 2012, we were leaving Kayeng’s home after spending a couple of hours with Kayeng and his family. Barbara and Kayeng’s grandmother hugged goodbye. Suddenly, the grandmother began to cry. She asked Barbara if she could find help for Kayeng. Without giving it a second thought or consulting with me, Barbara said “Yes, we will do everything in our power to help Kayeng.” It was the nurse in Barbara.
The much anticipated trip to Bangkok began today January 22, 2013. Kayeng will be relieved of the excruciatingly gnawing pains that began when the bomb exploded in his face one year ago. A team of Bumrungrad International Hospital doctors will apply their years of experience to repair Kayeng’s breathing and reconstruct his face to look as normal as possible. We will find out if Kayeng will ever see again.
The Purpose Prize®, now in its seventh year, is the nation's only large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. The Prize awards $100,000 each to five people in encore careers creating new ways to solve tough social problems.
Back in May 2012 Sean Day of UK Wilderness Expertise contacted Give Children A Choice about bringing a group of students from the UK to Laos and doing a community service project during their visit. Check out the complete story with photos here.