Long is a 17-year-old seventh grade student living in Cambodia with his parents, four brothers, and two sisters. He likes to read books of all kinds, listen to pop music, and watch TV in his free time.
On January 14, 2017, Long fell and dislocated his right elbow. He went to a Khmer traditional healer for treatment, but his symptoms did not improve. Long has been unable to go to school since his injury. His family heard about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from their neighbor. He and his father traveled to CSC for further treatment recommendations.
Long’s surgeons recommended an open reduction internal fixation procedure to reset Long’s elbow and allow him to use his arm without pain. The total cost of $411 covers medications, supplies, two weeks of inpatient care, and appointments with a physiotherapist. The procedure is scheduled for April 20.
Following his procedure, Long will need to keep his right arm stable for a period of time during recovery. Once recovered, Long will have restored range of motion without pain and will be able to resume school.