Sopheak lives at home with his parents, sister, and two brothers. Since he was young, he has suffered from mental health challenges that affect his interactions and communications, so he mostly stays home with his parents.
He enjoys helping his mother clean the house or working with family to clean weeds in public spaces. Sopheak climbed a mango tree last month to gather mangoes to sell to neighbors. Sadly, he lost his grip and fell about seven metres to the ground, fracturing his left hip. He has difficulty walking, sitting, or sleeping and is in constant pain.
When Sopheak’s mother learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, from a neighbor, they traveled for one and a half hours, hoping to find affordable pain relief for Sopheak.
On September 12th, surgeons at CSC will perform surgery on his left hip. This will help him to regain mobility. Sopheak and his family need help raising $544 to fund his procedure and care.
Sopheak’s mother said: “we are hopeful the doctors can help Sopheak to walk again and relieve his pain.”