Salong is a 15-year-old student from Cambodia. He is in 6th grade and has a younger brother in 2nd grade. His father works in construction, and his mother works in a clothing factory nearby. Salong enjoys studying math and would like to be an engineer when he is older. His favorite food is beef lok lak, and he enjoys playing football with his friends when he is not at school.
Eight months ago, Salong developed a lump in the space behind his right knee joint (called the posterior popliteal fossa). The mass has continued growing, and he is experiencing pain, redness, and swelling. Consequently, Salong cannot play football with his friends and sometimes does not want to attend school. His family brought him to our medical partner’s care center for treatment. On April 24th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. CSC is requesting $273 to fund this procedure. Salong’s family contributed $100 to his care.
His mother said: “We are worried about this lump behind Salong’s knee. After surgery, we hope that the lump and his pain will be gone.”
Salong is a 15-year-old student from Cambodia. He is in 6th grade and has a younger brother in 2nd grade. His father works in construction, ...
Salong underwent mass removal surgery.
Salong, along with his parents, embarked on a three-hour journey to Children’s Surgical Centre where a lengthy operation successfully removed his tumor. Following the surgery, Salong stayed overnight at the hospital before being discharged to return home. Once the stitches are removed, he will begin working with the physiotherapy team to improve leg flexibility and strength, commencing as soon as the incision has healed. Salong holds hope that the tumor will not resurface, allowing him to resume playing football with his friends once again.
Salong said: “I am thankful that I could have this treatment. I will be able to return to school because I want to be an engineer. The staff was helpful to me and we are grateful I could have my surgery at this hospital.”
Salong, along with his parents, embarked on a three-hour journey to Children's Surgical Centre where a lengthy operation successfully remove...