Votey is a 30-year-old woman who has worked in a factory in her local province of Cambodia until recently. Votey shared that she has experienced difficult tragedy in her family over the past year. She was married with a son and daughter, but her husband and daughter passed away in a road accident in 2020.
Then in October 2021, Votey was in a motorbike accident and fractured her left humerus (upper arm). As a result, she has pain and nerve damage in her left hand and wrist and now cannot work or dress on her own. Votey shared that she is trying to care for her 10-year-old son but it has been hard to keep him well fed and in school.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help Votey receive the treatment she needs. On January 5th, she will undergo a fracture repair procedure that will heal her fracture so she can use her arm again. CSC is requesting $465 to fund her procedure.
Votey said, “After surgery, I hope I can use my arm again. It is very hard to care for my son, and I feel very sad about my life.”
Votey is a 30-year-old woman who has worked in a factory in her local province of Cambodia until recently. Votey shared that she has experie...
Votey underwent fracture repair surgery following an accident.
Votey traveled to our medical partner for complex surgery to repair the fracture and injured nerve in her forearm. Fortunately, the nerve damage was minimal, and her wrist will slowly improve. She will remain at the hospital until surgeons are sure she has no complications and will work with the physiotherapy team to slowly increase strength and flexibility as her nerve regenerates. Although it may take many months for a complete recovery, Votey is now much more optimistic that her arm function will return, and that she can care for herself independently. She hopes to find a job and have her normal life again.
Votey said: “Thank you to the CSC staff for trying your best to help me improve my health. My life will be better and I hope I can work to care for my son. Thank you to the donors who helped me get my hand repaired.”
Votey traveled to our medical partner for complex surgery to repair the fracture and injured nerve in her forearm. Fortunately, the nerve da...