Chantra is a 16-year-old student in the 11th grade. He goes to the local public school and has one younger brother. At school, he enjoys physics and chemistry and would like to go to medical school to be a surgeon. Chantra’s parents sell fresh chicken at a local market in Kandal province. At home, he plays several sports, does homework with his friends, and likes listening to music.
Last week, Chantra was involved in a motorbike collision. When he stretched out his arms to break his fall, the impact fractured bones in both hands. His parents took him to a clinic for a splint and pain medication, but both hands still have pain, and he is unable to use them to feed or dress himself.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On November 1st, Chantra will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $483. This procedure will repair his fractures and help him to use his hands again.
Chantra shared: “I hope after surgery my hands can move well again, so I can go to school. I want my dream to be a surgeon to come true.”