Tuesday, June 5, 2018

'So many kids were dying'

Meet the incredible Australian women saving lives in Cambodia

I first met Robyn back in 2006 while researching a story on the then 10-year-old Sok Mao who had just been diagnosed by Robyn as having Haemophilia. The response to Sok Mao's story was overwhelming and he ended up with sponsorship for medication for the next 12 years, but that still left a lot of other kids with blood disorders in need.
Since then Robyn's work has expanded to include fundraising, training, setting up lab equipment and procedures and setting up the Cambodia Haemophilia Association which opened the way for treatment to be donated to other Haemophiliacs.
Sok Mao is now 22 and I had the privilege of meeting him again last month.

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