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 platinum rating on GuideStar.
CSC’s audited financials and annual reports are publicly available on their website.
Lai is a 58-year-old motorcycle taxi driver. He has one son, one daughter, and two grandchildren. Lai lives alone in the city, and his children work as farmers. In his free time, he enjoys listening to the news on his phone. Two years ago, Lai developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision and sensitivity to light. When Lai learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 5th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help raising $229 to fund his procedure and care. Lai shared, "I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly so I can drive my motorcycle and earn money to support my living."
Nob is a 31-year-old loving husband and father. He and his wife have two sons, ages seven and three, and one daughter, who is 10 years old in the third grade. Nob's wife works in a garment factory. Last month, Nob was in a traffic accident where fractured his left femur. After the accident, he underwent surgery at a local clinic. Unfortunately, after two days, when doctors ordered an angiogram, they discovered that his femoral artery had ruptured in the accident. His left leg is pale and cold, and doctors have recommended an amputation to save the rest of his leg. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Nob receive treatment. On April 5th, he will undergo an amputation at CSC's care center. Now, he needs help raising $446 to fund his procedure and care. Nob shared, "I am thankful that I can use a prosthesis once I recover and return to work to support my family."
Srors is a student and the only child in her family. Her parents are divorced and since childhood she has been living with an NGO in Kandal Province. She enjoys reading books, exercising, watching TV, swimming, and listening to music. She is completing 12th grade in public school and her best subject is math. Srors was burned all over the body by an oil lamp when she was three years old. After the accident her family took her to a hospital in Phnom Penh for one year of treatment. When she was 17, she was operated on again for related skin contractures. Now, she has come to our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) because of unhealed tissue on her left knee. It is difficult for her to walk, and she is in pain. On April 5th, surgeons at CSC will perform a skin graft procedure to to help her walk easily again. Now, Srors needs help to fund this $474 procedure. Srors says, "I hope I can heal quickly and return to school."
Koem Ang is a 74-year-old grandmother with one daughter who is a coffee seller. Koem Ang takes care of her two grandchildren at home. Two years ago, Koem Ang developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on her own. This has also made caring for her grandchildren so much more difficult. When Koem Ang learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled there hoping to access treatment. On April 6th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure. Koem Ang says, "I hope I can see well so I can take care of myself and help my daughter sell coffee and do housework."
Mab is a 34-year-old electrician. He has two children, with his oldest son is seven years old and his newborn daughter at two months old. In Mab's free time, he enjoys playing volleyball with his friends. Last December, Mab was in a motorcycle accident that caused a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is the nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in a loss of function and sensation. After the accident, Mab's family took him to a local hospital for treatment; however, his left arm is still immobile, and he has shoulder pain. The doctors referred him to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), for review, where they determined his shoulder is partially dislocated, and he has no elbow or wrist flexion. CSC is the only treatment center in the country that can help Mab receive the treatment he needs. On April 5th, he will undergo brachial plexus repair surgery that will allow him to use his hand again. CSC is requesting $696 for the cost of this surgery. Mab was able to gather $100 to contribute to his care, as well. Mab says, "I hope my arm will regain strength, and I can return to work."
Roeuk is a 34-year-old farmer who is married and has two daughters. His 10-year-old daughter is in the fifth grade and his younger daughter is five years old. Roeuk's wife is also a farmer. Last month, Roeuk fell from the 3rd story and fractured his right humerus, left tibia, and left mandibular. After the accident he received treatment for the humerus fracture at another hospital. He arrived at Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) with pain from the left mandibular fracture. It is difficult for him to drink and eat food. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On April 6th, Roeuk will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This will heal his fracture and relieve his pain. Roeuk is hopeful that after surgery he will be out of pain and be able to eat and drink more easily again so he can get healthy.
Hai is a 34-year-old who is married with one daughter in the 8th grade. Hai's wife works in a garment factory. In his free time, Hai enjoys watching TV and spending time with his family. Five months ago Hai noticed a mass on his right ankle. It has grown and caused pain since then. He traveled two and a half hours to reach our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). A biopsy of the mass showed pleomorphic sarcoma, a rare type of cancer. Surgeons plan perform a below knee amputation to prevent the cancer from spreading and Hai's family needs help raising $446 to fund the urgent treatment.
Leang is a seven-year-old 2nd grade student. She has one 12-year-old brother. Leang's father is a truck driver and her mother sells soft drinks by their home. At school Leang is good at math and wants to be a math teacher in the future. Four years ago, Leang was in a traffic accident and injured her left hand. She received a month of treatment including skin grafts and wound dressings after the accident at a local hospital. The skin has healed but a contracture formed causing a tightening around her left hand and between fingers. Now it is difficult for her to grasp objects and carry anything with her left hand. When Leang's family learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 7th, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to to use her hand again. Now, she needs help to fund this $477 procedure. Leang's mother says, "I hope her hand heals and she can recover well."
Monika is a five-year-old student and the oldest child in her family. She just started the first grade. When she is not at school, Monika likes to play with other children around her house. In April, Monika was playing with friends and tripped causing a fracture of her left forearm. This injury has left Monika's arm red and swollen and has made it difficult for her to dress and feed herself. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. On April 18th, Monika will undergo a fracture repair procedure and CSC is helping Monika and her family raise $483 to cover the cost of the surgery. This procedure will repair Monika's forearm, and she will be able to use her hand again. Her mother said, "I hope this surgery can fix her arm and she can return to school. It is hard to see her cry every day."
Nget is a 75-year-old mother of nine. She has three sons, six daughters, and now 20 grandchildren. Nget lives with her youngest daughter who is a garment worker. She shared that her husband passed away a long time ago. Nget likes to visit the pagoda to join ceremonies. Two years ago, Nget developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on her own. When Nget learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 18th doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is helping Nget raise $253 to fund this procedure. Nget says, "I hope after surgery my vision will improve and I can travel to the pagoda by myself."
Seang Im is a 56-year-old rice farmer with one son, two daughters, and eight grandchildren. Seang Im lives with her husband and their youngest daughter. She likes to listen to the news and monks praying on the radio. One year ago, Seang Im developed glaucoma in her left eye. Glaucoma results from damage to the eye's optic nerve, or the nerve connecting the eye to the brain. This causes her blurry vision and pain. She is uncomfortable and struggles to see clearly. Seang Im traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On April 18th surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a glaucoma procedure to improve her vision. Now, CSC is helping Seang Im raise $298 to fund this procedure. Seang Im says, "I hope after surgery the pain goes away and I am able to see my relatives clearly. I would like to take care of my grandchildren and do my housework well."
Porla is a 57-year-old farmer who is married and has two sons and two daughters. Porla's children are now married and he has several grandchildren. Porla enjoys playing with his grandchildren, drinking tea with his friends, and listening to the radio. Porla's right foot is has become severely infected from an insect bite. His foot is swollen and red making it difficult for him to walk without pain. When Porla learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled there hoping for treatment. On April 20th, surgeons will perform a skin graft procedure to help him walk easily again. CSC is helping Porla raise $487 to fund this procedure. Porla says, "I hope after surgery I heal quickly and am able to return to work and be free of pain."