Sophat is a 26-year-old meat seller from Cambodia. He likes to play soccer, read books, watch television, and listen to the radio in his free time.
Four months ago, Sophat was in a traffic accident, injuring his 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 is able to move his arm and cannot work or easily take care of himself.
Sophat traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 15, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will be able to regain movement in his right arm. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $637 to fund this procedure.
He says, “After surgery, I hope that I no longer have any pain and will be able to go back to work.”