Sokhim is a 34-year-old factory worker from Cambodia. In his free time he enjoys exercising and helping around the house with the cleaning, cooking, and taking care of his two children.
In March 2019, Sokhim was involved in a motorcycle accident, injuring the left side of his body. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. He has difficulty flexing his wrist and elbow, as well as his fingers, not allowing him to work.
Sokhim traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On August 12, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will regain movement in his arm, enabling him to return to work. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $637 to fund this procedure.
He says, “I hope that I will be able to use my arm again and can return to work.”