Published in July 2017 In mid-June a
In mid-June a 12 year old boy named Mey Meit was tending to cows in a rice field with his grandfather and younger brother near Battambang. Later in the day he found an unexploded bazooka ordinance which he picked up, hoping to sell it as recycled metal. Without realizing the danger at stake he threw the ordinance at a tree in the hope of getting the dirt off it. It exploded in front of him, with remnants of the device flying in his face and also damaging his right forearm. He was admitted to World Mate Emergency Hospital with a serious forearm fracture and transferred to Intensive Care Unit for emergency treatment. He underwent surgery the next day to remove the bits of crushed bone in his arm. He was very brave and kept smiling despite the grave situation, particularly as he stayed away from home for almost three weeks. When he got better, his mom and relatives came to pick him up and he left, still smiling at the staff and other patients. This story is published with permission from the family of Mey
This story is published with permission from the family of Mey Meit.