Sorn is a 49-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He lives in Takeo province with his wife, son, and daughter. His wife is a seamstress at a local clothes factory, his son is a construction worker, and his daughter manages the house and cooks for the family. In his free time, Sorn likes to fish or find crabs in the rice fields.
In early July, Sorn was on his motorbike when he collided with a small truck. He fractured both his right tibia and his right ulna. Sorn had surgery at a local government hospital but his leg incision site has become infected. He experiences pain, swelling, and discharge from the wound. Sorn is currently unable to walk and cannot work.
When Sorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On July 19th, surgeons at CSC will perform a debridement procedure to remove the damaged and infected tissue from Sorn’s wound. Now, Sorn needs help to fund this $324 procedure.
Sorn said, “after surgery, I hope my leg will heal and I will walk normally again.”
Sorn is a 49-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He lives in Takeo province with his wife, son, and daughter. His wife is a seamstr...
Sorn underwent a procedure so he can walk without pain.
Sorn’s surgery was a crucial step in promoting the effective healing of his lower leg. The procedure involved removing the damaged tissue and applying a skin flap, after which doctors applied sterile dressings and provided antibiotics.
Once his wound has healed sufficiently, he will begin physical therapy to aid in his recovery, regain strength, and restore mobility. Sorn is eager to return to his construction work within the next few months as it is essential for him to financially support his family. The medical team is looking forward to monitoring his progress in the coming months to ensure he continues to improve.
Sorn shared, “I am so thankful that I was able to receive this treatment. I am happy because I am relieved my leg can be good again and will no longer hurt so I can find work. I want to thank the doctors and the staff who help Cambodians like me get good care.”
Sorn's surgery was a crucial step in promoting the effective healing of his lower leg. The procedure involved removing the damaged tissue an...