Saroeun is a 47-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has two sons and four daughters. In his free time, Saroeun enjoys taking care of his garden, cleaning around his home, and looking after his children.
In November of 2016, Saroeun was hit by a cow and fractured his left forearm. Saroeun first went to seek treatment from a traditional Khmer healer, but to no avail. The fracture did not improve. The pain from the fracture makes it difficult for Saroeun to use his left arm and to carry out his daily activities.
Saroeun learned about our medial partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from his brother. He and his wife then traveled for four hours in order to reach CSC for assistance.
CSC surgeons will be performing an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery to repair the fracture. They will use steel rods, screws, or plates to realign the bone to its normal position and stabilize it to allow proper healing.
Saroeun will be receiving this surgery on January 11 at CSC’s care center, Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. To fund Saroeun’s treatment, CSC is requesting $411.
After the fracture heals, Saroeun will be able to use his left arm normally again.