Roeun is a 41-year-old father of three. He lives in Kampong Thom with his wife, two daughters, and one son. His wife works in a garment factory and Roeun used to work as a tuk-tuk driver before his injury. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and watching Cambodian boxing on TV.
On August 2, 2022, a car crashed into Roeun’s tuk-tuk. He lost consciousness and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of an open fracture in his right humerus and left tibia. Unfortunately, the accident had a lasting impact, and since then Roeun has not been able to lift his hand or use his arm, preventing him from working. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right side, a type of nerve damage that results in loss of function and sensation. Roeun has been afraid to seek further treatment due to costs.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help Roeun. Their care center is the only center in Cambodia where he can receive brachial plexus injury surgery and regain the use of his arm. On June 1st, he will undergo this surgery. Our medical partner is requesting $709 to fund this procedure.
Roeun shared: “My one wish is that I can do daily activities like before the accident.”