Mithona is a 27-year-old translator from Cambodia. He lives in Kampot province along with his wife and two sons. Mithona works as a Mandarin/English/Khmer translator and his wife works for an online company. In his spare time, he shared that he likes to play volleyball and listen to Chinese pop songs.
Three months ago, Mithona was in a moto crash that fractured his left humerus. His fracture was repaired at a government hospital, but the surgery resulted in a nerve injury that left him with paralysis of his left hand. 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 has no feeling in his hand and cannot grasp anything with his fingers.
Mithona traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 26th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to use his hand again. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $696 to fund this procedure.