Sam Neang is a 50-year-old Tuk Tuk driver, who lives with his wife and three children in Cambodia. His wife is a homemaker, caring for their children, who are still in school. After he finishes work for the day, Sam Neang likes playing cards with his friends and spending time with his family.
In 2008, a large stone fell on Sam Neang’s back. Despite the medications he takes, Sam Neang lives in constant pain and would like to find a way to permanently ease his suffering
Sam Neang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, and sought their help. On February 1st, surgeons at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform an L5-S1 fusion procedure, which will secure Sam Neang’s spine, improve his mobility, and decrease his level of pain. Now, Sam Neang needs your help to fund this $1,035 procedure.
Sam Neang says: “I don’t want to be in pain anymore.”
Sam Neang is a 50-year-old Tuk Tuk driver, who lives with his wife and three children in Cambodia. His wife is a homemaker, caring for their...
SamNeang underwent spinal surgery.
SamNeang was fortunate to have surgery to alleviate his chronic pain. Surgeons fixed several spinal processes together, with the hope that the bone will grow across and fuse the joint. This surgery has a high success rate for the type of pain that SamNeang experiences. He was in the hospital for several days and spent time with the rehabilitative team learning to use crutches for several weeks. He learned exercises to increase strength, weight-bearing, and flexion of his leg. It may take 4 to 6 weeks for SamNeang to return to simple activities, but he is relieved that the pain will subside and he will be able to walk again. Improving his mobility will help him return to work as a driver to support his family.
SamNeang said: “I am thankful to CSC for this surgery. I know I have a good result after surgery, my back is better and not as painful as before surgery. I got good care from all the staff and I am very grateful.”
SamNeang was fortunate to have surgery to alleviate his chronic pain. Surgeons fixed several spinal processes together, with the hope that ...