Sophorn is a 27-year-old snack vendor from Cambodia. She resides in Kampong Speu province with her husband and child. Her husband is employed at a nearby factory while her daughter has just begun her studies in the first grade. Sophorn’s home is situated close to the local school, where she operates a small business selling snacks and beverages to students and neighbors from the front of her house.
In January 2023, she fell on a wet bathroom floor and fractured the ulnar bone on her left lower arm. She visited a Khmer traditional medicine healer to treat the fracture, but is still experiencing chronic pain and cannot use her hand.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On May 12th, Sophorn will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $483. With this procedure, the fracture will be corrected, and she will regain the use of her arm.
Sophorn shared: “I hope that after the surgery, the pain will subside and I can work again to support my family.”