Sophea is a construction worker from Cambodia. He has a brother and a sister. He likes to play football with friends in his free time.
Four months ago, Sophea was in a motor vehicle accident that caused paralysis of his left arm. 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 is unable to move his left arm and has no feeling in his left hand.
Sophea traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On August 2, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will be able to use his arm again. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $637 to fund this procedure.
He says, “I hope after the operation, I can use my arm again and have no pain.”