Srey Sor is a 33-year-old wife and mother of two from Cambodia. She has a 16-year-old son in high school and a 5-year-old daughter in kindergarten. Her husband supports the family by working a local job in construction. In her free time, Srey Sor likes to garden, grow her own vegetables, and cook for her family.
Three years ago, Srey Sor fell at home, injuring her tibia and de-stabilizing her knee. The injury has resulted in recurring dislocations in her knee. Due to the severity of the injury, Srey Sor has been unable to walk and needs to take pain medication regularly to ease her symptoms.
When Srey Sor learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for over two hours to seek treatment. On February 16th, surgeons at CSC will perform a knee fusion procedure to secure the joint and restore a pain-free range of motion in her leg. CSC is requesting $600 to fund this procedure.
Srey Sor said, “I hope after this surgery I can walk and take care of my children and that the pain will stop.”
Srey Sor is a 33-year-old wife and mother of two from Cambodia. She has a 16-year-old son in high school and a 5-year-old daughter in kinder...
Srey Sor underwent knee surgery to remove a tumor and help her walk again.
A recent biopsy revealed that Srey Sor had a giant tumor growing on her left tibia that had damaged her knee joint. This is a rare, aggressive but non-cancerous tumor that usually develops near the joint at the end of the bone. The tumor was removed during a lengthy operation and a skin graft was used to reconstruct her leg. Srey remained at the hospital to ensure the graft was successful and took antibiotics to decrease the risk of infection, before being being discharged home. She will work with the physiotherapy team on exercises to strengthen her leg as soon as the incision is healed. Srey Sor is relieved the tumor was not cancerous, and she is fortunate that this surgery will allow her to walk again soon to care for her family. She looks forward to growing vegetables again and supporting her family.
Srey Sor said: “I am so thankful that I was able to receive this treatment. I will be able to work again to support my family. My health will be better and I can walk without pain with the crutches. Many patients come to get operations at CSC with different problems and get good results. All the surgeons and staff are so friendly to all the patients here.”
A recent biopsy revealed that Srey Sor had a giant tumor growing on her left tibia that had damaged her knee joint. This is a rare, aggressi...