Pov is a 31-year-old gas seller from Cambodia. He likes to take care of the children and help out around the house, and in his free time he likes to watch TV and listen to music.
Two years ago, Pov fell off his motorcycle and injured his left shoulder. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left 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 unable to lift his arm and has to stop working at the rice field.
Pov traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On March 18, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will be able to regain full range of motion in his arm. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $637 to fund this procedure.
He says, “I hope that after my surgery I will be able to use my arm again and go back to work.”