Phearum is a 36-year-old man from Cambodia. He has one son and three daughters. When he is not busy helping around at home he enjoys exercising, reading books, and listening to music on the radio. His family runs a laundry business from their home.
In 2008, Phearum was in a motor accident that caused a fracture on his left humerus. He went to a local hospital where doctors fixated hardware to heal his fractured humerus. After a long recovery time, the bone healed. The remaining hardware prevents him from having full function of his arm. It is hard for him to move his shoulder in any direction and makes working for his family difficult.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 22nd, Phearum will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. With this procedure, he will be able to move his arm easily again. The surgery will remove the plate and screws in his arm that are no longer necessary.
“I hope that I am able to use my arm better and then I will look for a job to support my family. My wife is worried for me to have another surgery but I believe the surgeon will help,” Phearum said.