Sokry is a 23-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He lives in Pursat province with his wife and 10-year-old son. His wife works in a local factory and his son is in fifth grade. In his free time, Sokry enjoys spending this time with his friends or helping his son with schoolwork.
In June 2016, Sokry was in a motorcycle collision and suffered a compound fracture to his lower left leg (tibia bone). He went to an emergency clinic where doctors performed a surgical procedure to repair the fractured bone using hardware to stabilize and help heal his fracture. Unfortunately, the hardware has recently become exposed, leaving his bone unstable. Additionally, due to the exposed hardware, Sokry has developed an infection causing chronic pain that makes it difficult for him to walk and prevents him from working.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), are able to help Sokry. On April 21st, Sokry will undergo a hardware removal procedure. This procedure will remove the hardware from his leg, along with the infected tissue, which will allow him to walk without pain and return to work. CSC is requesting $304 to fund the procedure.
Sokry shared, “After surgery, I hope the bone will heal and I will no longer have an infection. I need to work to feed my family.”