Makara is a 13-year-old student from Cambodia. He lives with his parents and his younger sister. His father is a construction worker and his mother is a farmer. At school, Makara is in sixth grade. His favorite subject is reading, but he wants to be a soccer player when he grows up. He practices hard every day, and loves to play with his friends. In his free time, he does house chores or watches TV.
In July 2017, Makara fell from a tree, causing a fracture in his left elbow. He went to a local hospital, where they installed hardware to repair the fracture. His fracture healed well, but the hardware still causes him some pain, is at risk of infection, and it is difficult for him to move his arm.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On October 13th, Makara will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. This procedure will allow him to move freely without any pain.
Makara shared, “I think I will be happier when this hardware is removed, and I can play soccer easily.”