Vuthy is a 37 year-old construction worker living in Kampong Cham province in Cambodia with his wife and their four year old daughter. He and his wife are expecting their second child in the spring. When not on construction jobs, Vuthy works in the rice paddies, and as a handyman in his village.
In September, one of the machines at Vuthy’s workplace malfunctioned, and fractured his forearm. Since then, he has been receiving treatment from a traditional healer in his village, but the fracture has not healed. He is unable to work, and is in chronic pain.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On November 13th, Vuthy will undergo a fracture repair procedure at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, which will cost $483. This procedure will enable Vuthy to regain the function of his arm, and eliminate the pain he lives with now.
Vuthy said: “I want my arm to get fixed so I can go back to work and support my family.”
Vuthy is a 37 year-old construction worker living in Kampong Cham province in Cambodia with his wife and their four year old daughter. He a...
Vuthy underwent fracture repair surgery.
Vuthy underwent surgery at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, to correct the alignment of his fracture - the primary source of his disability and pain. He spent a few days at the hospital and was given antibiotics to avoid infection. Vuthy is thrilled he can use his arm again; he won’t need pain medication anymore. After he has recovered, he will work with the physiotherapy team to increase his muscle strength postoperatively. By enhancing his strength and independence, he can resume construction work to support his family and his active lifestyle.
Vuthy shared, “Many thanks for your kind support. I am looking forward to being able to work again to support my family.”
Vuthy underwent surgery at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, to correct the alignment of his fracture - the primary source of...