Sitheny is a 40-year-old tailor from Cambodia. She and her husband have one daughter and two sons. Their daughter is eighteen and studies in grade 11, their older son is fourteen and studies in grade 7, and their youngest son does not attend school yet. He stays home with Sitheny, who works from home with her sewing machine to make clothes for local stores. Sitheny’s husband works in construction. In her free time, Sitheny likes to spend time with and cook for her family.
In October 2021, Sitheny fell off a motorbike, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was unable to receive treatment at the time. She has been taking medication for the pain, but it is challenging for her to walk, and she has chronic pain in her knee. When a relative told her about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she was able to visit the care center for review. Sitheny has a malunion in her left femur, which occurs when a broken bone heals in an abnormal position. On July 18th, she will undergo fracture repair surgery to correct the alignment of her fractured bone, allowing her to walk again without pain and relieving the stress on her kneecap. CSC is requesting $483 to fund this surgery, and Sitheny contributed $100 to her care.
Sitheny shared: “I am in pain and feel helpless because I cannot do many things. I hope to walk well again so I can take care of my family.”