Proeung is a loving grandmother with one son, four daughters, and ten grandchildren. Proeung raised her children as a single mom for most of their lives, and enjoys cooking and looking after them and her ten grandchildren. She is a retired rice farmer, and now spends her days with her family and friends in the village. She enjoys going to the nearby pagoda to pray regularly.
In mid-October 2023, Proeung fell outside of her house and broke her ankle. She was treated at a local clinic, but the wound around the fracture has not healed. She has sought further treatment from a traditional healer in her village, but the skin around the wound has only worsened. She is in chronic pain and cannot walk without support.
When Proeung learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled there hoping to seek treatment. On November 9th, surgeons at CSC will perform a skin flap procedure to to eliminate pain and help her walk independently again, but Proeung needs help to fund this $673 procedure.
She shared, “I hope I can walk by myself and be able to care for my family again.”