Samnang is a 42-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has one son and one daughter. He has been married for 25 years. He likes to watch boxing programs on TV and help his wife with housework at home.
Eight months ago, a coconut fell on his left forearm causing a closed fracture. He first sought treatment at a private clinic in Komport where they put on a plate and screws but this did not heal well and his forearm is still fractured and causing him pain. His family also relied on a series of unsuccessful Khmer traditional medicine treatments but have run out of money to help him. His arm is still weak, still not healed, and cannot move in any direction easily. He can’t do anything with his left hand.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 23rd, Samnang will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. The procedure will help him to move his arm better.
“I hope that after surgery he will be able to use his arm well so he can go to back to the rice field again. I do not want to worry so much anymore about his forearm problem,” Samnang’s wife said.