Phoeun, who is 52 years old, is a widow, living on her own in Kampong Speu province in Cambodia. All of her children are married, but they live close to her, and support her financially. In turn, she helps them with babysitting or cooking.
In July, Phoeun was in a motorbike accident, and injured her left elbow. Because she could not afford care at the local hospital, she visited a Khmer traditional healer, who placed a bamboo splint on her upper arm. However, her fracture has not healed properly, and her elbow has become swollen and deformed. As a result of the swelling and pain, Phoeun is unable to use her hand.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On October 24th, Phoeun will undergo a procedure on her elbow, at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, so that she will be able to use her arm again. Now she needs your help to raise the $485 to cover the costs of her procedure and care.
Phoeun said: “After surgery, I hope that my hand can move, and I will have no pain or infection.”