Phearun is a 32-year-old mom of two from Cambodia. She is divorced from her husband and has a 12-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter. Phearun stays home to care for her children and the cooking and cleaning of their home. She lives in northwestern Cambodia and traveled over five hours to reach our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).
Five months ago, Phearun was injured in a motor vehicle collision that fractured and dislocated her right hip. She underwent emergency surgery at a local hospital, but her hip is still dislocated. As a result, she is experiencing acute pain and has to walk with a walker, as she is unable to put any weight on her right leg. Doing so can cause secondary injuries to the surrounding blood vessels, nerves, ligaments, and tissues in her hip. She needs to undergo surgery to prevent long-term damage from his dislocation.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. On February 14th, Phearun will undergo a fracture repair procedure to relieve her pain and allow her to walk independently again. CSC is requesting $483 to fund this procedure.
Phearun said: “After surgery, I hope I can walk again and take care of my children.”