Sophon is a 44-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has two sons and one daughter. Sophon plants potatoes on his farm, and he also grows vegetables behind his house. He also likes to watch TV in his free time. Sophon traveled with his older brother to reach our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for free treatment.
Sophon has experienced pain in his left hip for the past 20 years. He went to a hospital in his province, where doctors diagnosed him with tuberculosis of the joint, a bacterial infection that destroys the joint. Although he was provided with treatment, his symptoms did not improve. Sophon has difficulty walking, and has been unable to work to support his family.
On August 4, surgeons at CSC will perform a total hip replacement on Sophon’s left side to help him walk and work easily again. Watsi is requesting $1,025 to help fund Sophon’s procedure and prosthesis.