Children’s Surgical Centre is a non-profit dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare to low-income Cambodians.
Founded by Dr. Jim Gollogly, a British-American surgeon who previously worked with the American Red Cross, CSC’s work has been featured by the BBC and has earned the organization a silver rating on GuideStar.
CSC’s audited financials and annual reports are publicly available on their website.
Kheng is a 56-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He is a husband and father of two sons and four daughters. In his free time, he likes to watch Khmer boxing on TV, listen to old songs, and listen to the news on the radio. In July 2016, Kheng fell from a height of two meters, resulting in a fracture in his left kneecap. As a result, he developed muscle atrophy, the wasting of muscle mass, in his quadriceps. It became difficult for him to extend his left leg, and he experienced a lot of pain. He traveled for two hours with his wife to reach our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), to receive treatment. Surgeons will perform an open reduction internal fixation procedure, a surgical procedure that fixes severe bone fractures, in his left leg. The treatment is scheduled for February 2, and it will allow Kheng to walk easily again. Our medical partner is requesting $411 to fund the treatment.
Oun is an 81-year-old grandmother who loves going out to the pagoda. She is married and has one son, two daughters, and fifteen grandchildren. Oun developed a cataract in each eye two years ago. A cataract is a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively cloudy, causing blurry vision. Oun has trouble recognizing faces, performing household chores, and traveling places on her own. Oun traveled three hours with her daughter to reach our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment. On February 2, surgeons will remove the lens from each eye and replace them with an artificial implants. This $292 procedure will help Oun see clearly again. Oun says, "I hope to see more clearly than now so that I can recognize the faces of everyone and easily go to the pagoda."
Chanthou is a 54-year-old restaurant cleaner from Cambodia. She is married and has one son, three daughters, and three grandchildren. She likes to watch comedy, music shows, and the news on TV. One year ago, Chanthou developed a cataract in each of her eyes, which has led to blurred vision. Due to her blurred vision, Chanthou has trouble seeing things clearly and finds it difficult to work. Chanthou found out about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) from her neighbor. She traveled for one hour with her brother to reach CSC for treatment of her cataracts. On February 7, Chanthou will undergo vision-restoring cataract surgery. Surgeons will perform a phacoemulsification procedure and place an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly again. CSC is requesting $292 to fund the procedure.
Rakith is a 22-year-old man from Cambodia who loves to play music and sing songs. In fact, Rakith has shaped his life around this passion—he is a professional DJ. Having a job that relies so heavily on listening has made Rakith’s current medical condition especially difficult. When he was five years old, Rakith had an infection in his left ear that went untreated. He developed a cholesteatoma, an atypical skin growth in the bone behind the eardrum. Although non-cancerous, the cholesteatoma has caused Rakith significant problems. He now experiences hearing loss and ringing or buzzing in the ear. Rakith traveled two hours to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, where he was told his hearing problems can be fixed with a mastoidectomy. When Rakith undergoes this operation on February 8, surgeons will remove part of his ear’s mastoid bone so that they can remove the cholesteatoma. When the growth is gone, Rakith’s hearing will improve. Rakith and his wife cannot afford to pay for this treatment on their own. For $842, we can fund the procedure he needs, as well as the lab tests and two-day hospital stay necessary to ensure he recovers safely.
Sim is a 72-year-old grandfather from Cambodia. He loves his three children and twelve grandchildren. He likes to read books on Buddhism, listen to monks pray on the radio, and join ceremonies at the pagoda. About a year ago, Sim developed cataracts in both eyes. This causes him to experience blurred vision and photophobia (extreme sensitivity to light). It is difficult for him to see things clearly, do work around the house, or go places on his own. He is worried about going blind. Sim traveled three hours with his daughter to reach our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), and their care center, Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. He is scheduled to receive cataract surgery on February 13. Our medical partner is requesting $292 to cover the cost of surgery. After treatment, Sim will be able to see clearly again.
Ponna is a 36-year-old driver who is married and has two sons. In his free time, he likes to drink coffee at a cafe, watch boxing on TV, and listen to the news on the radio. In July 2016, Ponna was in a motor vehicle accident, which caused a dislocation of his right hip and a fracture in his left humerus. He was treated at a local hospital, where surgeons performed a closed reduction procedure on his right hip to allow the bone to grow back together. However, his symptoms did not improve, and he began to experience pain in his right femur. Ponna traveled for four hours with his father to reach our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment. On February 3, surgeons at CSC fixated a traction pin in his right femur. Now, Ponna has returned for a follow-up open reduction internal fixation procedure, which will heal the dislocation and allow Ponna to walk easily again. This procedure is scheduled for February 10. Our medical partner is requesting $411 to fund the procedure.
Keo Mony is a 38-year-old soldier who is married with one son and four daughters. He likes to watch TV, read magazines, and go fishing in his free time. Keo Mony has been diagnosed with bilateral hip avascular necrosis (AVN), which causes his bone tissue to break down. He experiences pain in both of his hips. In December, Keo Mony traveled for two hours with his wife to reach our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). Surgeons successfully performed a total hip replacement on his right side. His right side feels better, but he still experiences pain on his left side. Therefore, surgeons at CSC will perform a total hip replacement on Keo Mony's left side to relieve him of this pain. His surgery is scheduled for February 9. Keo Mony's family cannot afford to pay for this treatment, so CSC is requesting $781 in funding.
Ken is a 59-year-old grandfather from Cambodia. He has two sons, one daughter, and three grandchildren. He likes to watch boxing on TV and listen to the news on the radio. About three years ago, Ken developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred vision, pain, and burning. He finds it difficult to see clearly, and he is worried about his eyesight. Ken learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from his neighbor. He traveled for six hours with his niece to reach CSC for treatment. On February 1, Ken will undergo cataract surgery, which will allow him to see clearly. CSC is requesting $292 to fund the surgery. Ken says, "I hope to be able to see more clearly so that I can work around my home easily."
Meet Seab from Cambodia. She is a mother of seven children and a grandmother of five grandchildren. A year ago, Seab developed cataracts in both eyes, causing blurred vision. It is difficult for Seab to see clearly and go places on her own. She is worried about going blind. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), has arranged for Seab to undergo a phacoemulsification cataract surgery, followed by the implantation of an intraocular lens in each eye. This surgery will remove the cataracts and restore Seab's vision. Seab's surgery is scheduled for February 13. CSC is asking for $292 to cover the hospital and surgical fees.
Savong is a 31-year-old construction worker who is married with one daughter. He likes to watch TV and look after his daughter in his spare time. Three years ago, Savong was in a car accident that caused a fracture in his left femur. Despite an earlier hospital visit, Savong still has a hard time walking and is in pain. Savong heard about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), from his neighbor. He traveled there with his wife to receive treatment. On February 15, surgeons at CSC will operate on Savong's left leg to surgically realign his broken bone and allow it to heal again. This procedure will allow Savong to walk easily again. He needs help to fund this $411 surgery.
Rady is a 51-year-old soldier who is married with three sons and a daughter. He likes to watch television, listen to music, and be on duty at his workplace. Last January, Rady was in a motorcycle accident that fractured his right femur. He went to a hospital for treatment, but his symptoms did not improve. He has difficulty walking and is in pain. Fortunately, Rady learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), from a friend. On February 15, surgeons at CSC will surgically realign the severely broken bones in Rady's leg. This will help the bones to heal and allow Rady to walk easily. He needs $411 to fund this procedure.
Reaksmey is a 17-year-old security guard. He has three brothers and a sister. In his free time, Reaksmey likes to play football, chat with friends, and hang out. When he was ten years old, Reaksmey developed an ear infection in his right ear that perforated his eardrum, or tympanic membrane. He sought treatment at a hospital, but his symptoms did not improve. Reaksmey experiences ear discharge, hearing loss, and tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ear). On February 15, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a myringoplasty surgery on his right ear to fix the perforated eardrum, stopping the discharge and pain he experiences. Over time, Reaksmey's hearing can improve. CSC is requesting $423 to fund the cost of surgery and hospital stay.