November 14, 2022
Pan is a 60-year-old husband and father from Cambodia. His wife is a farmer who grows rainy day rice. The couple has a son, who is a construction worker, and a daughter in the seventh grade. In his free time, he enjoys listening to the news on the radio or watching television.
For several years, Pan has experienced hip pain from osteonecrosis, where blood flow to a bone is interrupted. He has had surgery on both hips in the past, but still experiences chronic pain. He is unable to help his wife on the farm and stays inside because he cannot walk without assistance.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), are helping Pan receive treatment. He traveled two and a half hours to CSC’s care center, where, on November 14th, surgeons plan to perform a right hip arthroplasty. During the procedure, the damaged bone and cartilage will be removed and replaced with prosthetic components. Now, Pan and his family need help raising $1,500 to fund his procedure and care.
Pan shared, “I hope my right hip will have no pain after surgery, and I can walk and work for my family again.”
Pan is a 60-year-old husband and father from Cambodia. His wife is a farmer who grows rainy day rice. The couple has a son, who is a constru...
April 10, 2023
Pan underwent a hip surgery so he can walk on his own.
Pan traveled to the capital city for diagnosis and treatment of his hip pain. The surgeons at our medical partner CSC performed surgery on his right hip and he was already able to take steps without as much pain the following day. After his incision heals, he will do daily exercises given to him by the physiotherapy team; this will build up his strength. Within a month, he can resume normal activity and hopes to farm with his wife. This is important for him to be able to contribute and support his family.
Pan said: “I am relieved the doctors were able to fix my hip pain. My hip already feels better, and I hope to walk without help. I am so grateful to have such good health care available. Thank you to the people who made this available to Cambodians who need this help.”
Pan traveled to the capital city for diagnosis and treatment of his hip pain. The surgeons at our medical partner CSC performed surgery on h...