Bunsey is a 22-year-old garment factory worker from Cambodia. His father is a rice farmer and his mother is also a garment factory worker. He has one brother and two sisters. Bunsey’s older brother and older sister are both married, while his younger sister is a 10th grade student.
In June 2022, Bunsey was in a motor vehicle accident that caused paralysis of his right 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 unable to lift his arm and he cannot work.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Bunsey receive treatment. He traveled to CSC’s care center, which is the only center in Cambodia where this treatment is available. On November 17th, he will undergo brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will be able to use his right arm again. Now, he needs help raising $709 to fund his procedure and care.
Bunsey shared, “after surgery, I hope I can use my right arm again so I can return to work and support my family.”
Bunsey is a 22-year-old garment factory worker from Cambodia. His father is a rice farmer and his mother is also a garment factory worker. H...
Bunsey underwent brachial plexus repair surgery to regain use of his arm.
Bunsey had a complex brachial plexus repair surgery at CSC. After a week at the hospital, he was able to return home. This surgery is life-saving for Bunsey; it will give him a chance to regain the use of his right arm and hand so that he can return to work. He is working closely with the physiotherapy team to regain strength, as it may be many months until the regeneration of his nerves may be visible. Bunsey is optimistic that he will be able to see a return to normal function, dress himself, and be more independent. He hopes to have a normal life again, as it has been very hard for him to be dependent on others for his care.
His mother said: “After his accident, Bunsey has been depressed that he could not work or do anything for himself. It has been hard on our small family with the pandemic; now we have hope again. Thank you to the strangers who helped to pay for his surgery and to the hospital staff who treated him so well.”
Bunsey had a complex brachial plexus repair surgery at CSC. After a week at the hospital, he was able to return home. This surgery is life-s...