$type=grid$count=4$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$show=home

Beating the Bullet


Mrs. Thim Thorn has lived with a bullet in her back for the past 30 years. 

That's right, a bullet.

During the civil unrest in her country under the Khmer Rouge, Mrs. Thorn was forced to work as a 'transportation woman,' bringing food and army supplies to the battle field when vehicles were inaccessible. It was during this time that Mrs. Thorn was shot in the back by a government army soldier. After the war ended, she found herself injured, widowed, and with five children needing her care.

When Food for the Hungry (FH) Canada board members visited the Along Veng region (Cambodia) last November 2012, they paid a house call to a registered FH sponsor child. An numerical error led them to the house of Mrs. Thorn, but it quickly became apparent that the visit was not a coincidental mistake.

Mrs. Thim Thorn holds up her latest keepsake...
the bullet removed from her back
Mrs. Thorn's youngest child, Morm Hon, who is just 13 years old greeted the board members. He reluctantly informed the visitors that he was not attending school because he was concerned for his mother's health and needed to tend the farm. His mother was experiencing fainting spells, fever, dizziness and general fatigue; which were symptoms resulting from the bullet still embedded in her body.


Thanks to the compassion of generous Canadians and FH Cambodia staff, Mrs. Thorn received medical care this past May 2013. Doctors were able to remove the bullet in her back that had caused her such pain and complications since 1983.  And 30 aching years were met with relief and joy.


"Now after surgery I feel fine, no burning pain at the wound site - I am very happy. I would like to thank you very much to my helper/donors. I never thought that anyone could help me, but now I have many Canadians that could help me Thank you very much also for FH Cambodia staff in helping me with this issue!"

Mrs. Thorn has recovered from surgery and her progress has enabled her youngest son Morm Hon to return to school. He is currently studying in grade four and happy to be where children his age should be.      

GET POSTS LIKE THIS IN YOUR INBOX!

Name

Annual Report,2,Artist,10,Bangladesh,29,Burundi,39,Business,1,Cambodia,37,Canada,47,ChildSponsorship,68,Christmas,1,Coffee,1,divorce,1,Easter,1,Education,52,Emergency Relief,45,Environment,9,Ethiopia,45,Feed Kids,23,Food Security,14,FoodFarming,64,Gift Guide,29,Guatemala,44,Haiti,25,HealthNutrition,76,HopeNotes,103,Hunger,10,husband,1,Iraq,1,laughter,1,Leadership,17,Livelihood,34,marriage,2,Medical,30,Mother's Day,1,Opinion,50,Over 1000 views,29,Over 800 views,10,Partnership,64,Peru,10,Philippines,22,Poverty,19,Recipes,12,refugees,4,Rwanda,21,Soup Campaign,7,Soup Campaign 2015,2,South Sudan,2,Syria,4,thanksgiving,1,tourism,1,Uganda,35,Videos,30,Water,29,wife,1,WomenGirls,60,Yemen,1,
ltr
item
Food for the Hungry: Beating the Bullet
Beating the Bullet
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Gyi4psJVkkg/UfboDlV3AwI/AAAAAAAAAjE/AduNnSRYeW0/s400/Mrs+Thim+Thorn2.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Gyi4psJVkkg/UfboDlV3AwI/AAAAAAAAAjE/AduNnSRYeW0/s72-c/Mrs+Thim+Thorn2.jpg
Food for the Hungry
http://blog.fhcanada.org/2013/07/beating-bullet.html
http://blog.fhcanada.org/
http://blog.fhcanada.org/
http://blog.fhcanada.org/2013/07/beating-bullet.html
true
6831483658384501334
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy