Phal is a 59-year-old housekeeper. When Phal is not working, she likes to watch TV and visit her local market.
In June 2019, Phal fractured her radius at work when she slipped and fell on a wet floor. She had a plate and screw applied to the fracture at a provincial hospital. Her hand is still swollen and tender and she has been unable to work. Doctors suspect she also has a neuroma, a benign growth of nerve tissue, that is causing her so much pain.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 13th, Phal will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. By having the hardware removed, she hopes the pain will finally go away, her arm will feel back to normal, and that she can return to work.
Phal shared, “I hope that my arm will be better soon. I have no income and rely on my relatives and neighbors to support me. I want to be more independent and useful to my community.”