Samnang is a 30-year-old agriculture worker from Cambodia. He takes care of the cows on a farm, and does additional work planting and selling vegetables. He loves music and cooking for his family.
One year ago, Samnang was in a motor accident. After falling off his motorbike, he fractured his right elbow. He traveled to recieve emergency care at a public hospital in Phnom Penh, and doctors there fixed hardware to heal his fracture. But the surgery was botched. His elbow has not healed properly, and still has an open wound with pus discharge. Samnang is still in pain and cannot bend his elbow.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On May 8th, Samnang will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. The surgery will remove the hardware from his elbow, clean and seal his wound, and set the bone so that it will heal properly.
Samnang’s wife said, “I hope that after this surgery he will regain the use of his arm. Then he can return to caring for his cows.”