Sunn is a 71-year-old widower and retired farmer, living in Kandal province in Cambodia. He has two sons, three daughters, and many grandchildren. Except for his youngest daughter - who lives with him - all of his other children are married and live elsewhere.
Ten years ago Sunn fractured his left forearm in a work accident. He underwent surgery at a local hospital to correct his injury, and plates and screws were placed to stabilize the fracture. Five months ago, after lifting a heavy weight, his arm became deformed and swollen. He has insufficient funds to return to the local hospital, but the metal from the implanted plates and screws is visible, and he is living with constant pain.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On October 11th, Sunn will undergo debridement and a hardware removal procedure, at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. This surgery will decrease the risk of further injury, and allow for proper healing. Now Sunn needs your help to fund the $304 cost of the operation.
Sunn shared: “ I hope after surgery my left forearm will have no pain, no swelling, and no infection. I need to use my arm to watch my grandchildren and help my family.”