July 13, 2020

CoolKid Youm

We met Youm in Cambodia at our program with Exceed, with whom we have been partnered with for nearly a decade.  After a near-death accident where he was hit by an oncoming train, Youm had lost his left leg and his spirit.


But, after being fitted for his first Joshi prosthetic limb, Youm gained a renewed sense of hope and determination. He then found passion in playing the sport of sitting volleyball.


Through his natural athleticism and determination, Youm worked to join the Cambodian National Men’s Volleyball Team.


In 2018 Youm and his team competed on the world stage at the Sitting Volleyball World Championship qualifiers South Korea. That’s Growing Up ALTSO. 


Cambodian Volleyball Team Photo

Youm (Number 3) with his team. 


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