Baby Heng: Story of Hope in Cambodia
TPRF has given two grants to the Cambodia Children’s Fund (CCF), a foundation dedicated to providing nutrition and care for abandoned children in Phnom Penh. Some have been rescued from a life of scrounging for scraps in a huge toxic garbage dump, and some are orphans or children whose parents were unable to care for them.
Recently, they took in “Baby boy Heng,” a two-month-old premature infant with a birth weight of two pounds. He was lethargic and seemed to be failing. After two months of caring attention and high-protein formula fed on demand, he became an active baby of 14 pounds, responsive and smiling. Now, a few months later, he is crawling all around the nursery and interacting with other infants.
Very much in tune with TPRF’s vision, CCF expresses, “From the smallest infant to the forgotten elderly, all of our beneficiaries are treated with compassion, dignity, and respect—regardless of circumstances—and given the assistance they need to restore themselves to sound and productive lives.”
One more child has a chance to grow up and thrive.