Py is a 22-year-old car washer from Cambodia. In order to have better financial opportunities to earn money for his family, Py recently left his home in the village and moved closer to town with a few of his friends. He works at a car wash, but since his accident, he has had difficulty working full hours. In his free time, Py likes listening to music on his phone.
In September 2022, Py was riding his motorbike when a tuk-tuk crashed into him. He sustained multiple injuries, including paralysis of his left arm due to nerve damage. 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. Py cannot move his right arm and has weakness in his hand, which impacts his ability to work.
Fortunately, Py was able to travel to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. This is the only center in the country where this treatment is available. On August 15th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, Py will be able to use his arm again. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Py contributed $100 to his care.
Py shared that, after surgery, he hopes he can work to help support his family!