Thy is a 43-year-old mother who lives with her husband and daughter in Prey Veng province. Her husband grows rice, and her daughter works in an office. Thy supplements the family income by selling spices and snacks from a small grocery in front of their house. When not selling snacks, she is busy keeping her house clean or cooking for her small family.
Seven days ago, Thy slipped and fell on a wet muddy road. Her left wrist has become swollen, and she is unable to hold anything.
Thy and her husband traveled by tuk-tuk for 2 and a half hours to reach Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) where surgeons diagnosed her with a wrist fracture. On September 8th, Thy will undergo a closed reduction of her wrist fracture.
Thy is able to contribute $50 towards the cost of the surgery and needs help raising $485 to fully fund the procedure. The broken bone will be put back in place, which will allow it to grow back together in better alignment. After surgery, she will be able to use her hand again.
Thy said, “After surgery, I hope I can use my hand without pain and open my grocery store again.”