Chamroeurn is a 25-year-old father of one from the Kampong Thom province of Cambodia. He is a construction worker, and his wife stays home to care for their 18-month-old daughter. They raise ducks and chickens at home to support the family’s nutrition needs.
In March of 2021, Chamroeurn fell at his construction worksite, fracturing his left humerus (upper arm). He didn’t have the funds to visit the hospital and used a bamboo splint to help. Unfortunately, his fracture has not healed properly. He is in constant pain and unable to work construction anymore, making it challenging for him to support his family.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. On January 3rd, Chamroeurn will undergo a fracture repair procedure to correct the unhealed fracture with a plate and add a bone graft. This will help his arm heal properly so he can eventually return to work. CSC is requesting $483 to cover the cost of this procedure; Chamroeurn’s family gathered $100 to contribute to his care.
Chamroeun shared: “I hope I can use my arm and will no longer have pain. I need to work to feed my family.”