Sovan is a 24-year-old restaurant security guard. He was married last year and is expecting his first child with his wife, who is a seamstress in a local factory. Until his injury, he enjoyed playing volleyball with friends.
In February, he was hit by a car while on his motorbike and fractured his left forearm when he fell on the pavement. He did not go to a clinic to be examined because he did not have enough money. Nine months after his injury, he is unable to use his left arm and the broken bone has failed to heal. He has swelling, pain, and tenderness.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On November 22nd, Sovan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $483. This procedure will finally repair the fracture. With physical therapy after surgery, he can regain strength and range of motion, allowing him to find work again.
Sovan shared: “I hope my arm will be fixed, I will no longer be in pain, and I can find a job to support my growing family.”
Sovan is a 24-year-old restaurant security guard. He was married last year and is expecting his first child with his wife, who is a seamstre...
Sovan underwent surgery repair for a fracture of his left hand so he can work again.
Sovan traveled two hours to Children’s Surgical Centre where doctors repaired the fractured bones that have caused him so much pain. He rested in the hospital for several days with his arm elevated to reduce any swelling; he will keep his arm immobile for several weeks. The physiotherapy team gave him exercises to increase the muscle strength and flexibility of his arm, which he will be able to start once his incision is healed. Surgeons will watch him carefully for signs of nerve damage. Although it may take up to two months for his arm to heal completely, he is grateful for his care and hopes he can use his arm soon to drive a vehicle. This will improve his life because he needs to work to support his wife and child, and has not been able to work or drive since his accident.
Sovan’s wife said, “I was so worried about my husband because he was in pain and could not use his arm. The staff at the hospital have been very good to him, and he hopes to work again when his arm heals. Now he can look forward to caring for us and taking care of himself. I want to thank the donors, we are very grateful.”
Sovan traveled two hours to Children's Surgical Centre where doctors repaired the fractured bones that have caused him so much pain. He rest...