Boeun is a 27-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two children, and in his free time he likes to exercise, do the housework, and take care of his children.
In April 2019, Boeun was involved in a motorcycle accident where he fractured his right shoulder. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right 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 cannot move his shoulder or elbow, and has no flexion in his wrist.
Boeun traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On August 15, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, Boeun will regain muscle movement in his right arm. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $637 to fund this procedure.
He says, “I hope that after my operation, I will be able to move my arm like before the accident and that I can work and go about my activities the same as before.”