Sambath is a factory worker from Cambodia. He has a brother and three sisters. He likes to help his mother with her work in his free time.
Eight months ago, he 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 sensation in his arm.
Sambath traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On August 9, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will be able to use his arm again and return to work.. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $637 to fund this procedure.
He says, “I hope after the operation I can return to work and use my arm easily without pain.”