Pheaktra is a baker from Cambodia. He has one sister and five brothers. He likes to watch TV in his free time.
Three months ago, Pheaktra was in a motor vehicle accident that caused paralysis of his left arm. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. He is unable to move his left hand and has no sensation below his elbow.
Pheaktra traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On August 3, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will be able to use his arm again. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $637 to fund this procedure.
He says, “I hope after the operation I am better and can move my arm without pain.”