Sovan’s hands and arms were cut by a sheet of zinc last year. Although he was treated at a local clinic at the time of the accident, his right hand is still in pain and he is unable to hold anything.
Sovan is a 48-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He has a family of eight children, and enjoys watching boxing on TV and listening to traditional Khmer music.
Unable to find proper treatment in the area where he lives, Sovan traveled three hours with his wife to reach Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). There, doctors identified a tendon and nerve injury in his right hand, as well as a loss of sensation of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th fingers of his left hand. They recommended Sovan have surgery to repair these damaged nerves and tendons.
For $392, surgeons will perform a tendon and nerve graft on Sovan’s left forearm. This will restore his mobility and sensation after recovery, and Sovan will be able to return home with full use of his hand. Then, he can continue to work and support his family.