Sokhem, a 21-year-old garment factory worker, lives in Kampong Speu with her family. Her parents are rice farmers, and she dedicates long hours at a nearby clothing factory to support them. When she’s not working, Sokhem cherishes spending time with her four siblings and friends from work.
She was born with a condition that caused frequent dislocation of her left knee. Over the past three months, her pain has intensified, rendering her unable to carry out everyday tasks.
When Sokhem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she embarked on a two-hour journey in search of treatment. On June 7th, CSC’s surgeons will conduct a patella alignment procedure to enhance her leg function and alleviate the pain. This intervention aims to stabilize her left knee, restoring her left leg’s range of mobility without discomfort. Sokhem requires assistance in funding the $600 procedure.
She shared, “I hope I can have surgery so I won’t be in pain anymore and I can go to work and improve my walking.”