Ti found Heng in the corridor of a local hospital, abandoned and left to die. Heng had fallen at a building site and was now paralysed. Without family and without money, he was wheeled to one side and left alone.
Ti is part of a new generation; the hope of Cambodia's future. An orphan and hugely bright and motivated, he is studying to be a doctor. He lives with Graeme and Sue Taylor and Sue Hanna, in their commitment to raising up Cambodia's youth to be a people of love and care. Ti was doing some training at this hospital when he happened upon Heng. Like the good Samaritan, he dug into his own pockets to buy food for Heng and to have the hospital cleaner to care for him.
Sue getting dressings of Heng's feet where pressure sores were forming. She had a gathering crowd of Khmer folk watching her every move - until she cleaned him up in the poo department. Funny how people bail then. That's Ti at the head of the bed.
Heng was absolutely emotionally distraught. He just wept and wept constantly. His only friend, also working on the same building site, had visited once but was so pressured to come up with $ - and he was so broke - that he dared not return.
We've got Heng at the Healing Home now. Miss Mercy Sopheap has poured her heart of care into him and his tears are now much less. Today Sue explained to him what has happened with broken disks in his back and how, in any nation, he will be unable to walk without a miracle from God.
Then we told him about Da - how Da came to us with a broken back and just wanted to die - and how Jesus gave him a new life and a new hope so that he became the encourager and friend to every new patient at our home. Da, by the way, is now at a rehab unit where he is being trained to fix mobile phones. We keep in contact with him still.