Thorn is a 23 year-old who lives in Kandal province with his parents and two siblings. Three of his siblings have moved nearby with their families and visit often. Thorn enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, and checking out social media.
On October 12th, Thorn was in a motorbike accident and wounded his right foot. He went to a nearby hospital and had wound debridement and regular dressings. Thorn returned home and continued to care for the wound, but it still has not healed and is now infected. He is in pain and cannot walk properly.
On December 4th, Thorn will have a leg surgery to remove damaged tissue and reconstruct defects in the foot and ankle. After surgery, he will be able to walk more easily and eliminate pain from the infection. Our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre is requesting $991 to fund this surgery.
Thorn shared, “I hope I can feel better so I can go back to work and hope to play soccer again too.”
Thorn is a 23 year-old who lives in Kandal province with his parents and two siblings. Three of his siblings have moved nearby with their fa...
Thorn underwent surgery to repair his wounded leg.
Surgeons utilized advanced techniques to perform a special surgery to repair the damaged tissue on Thorn’s foot. The full healing process will take several weeks, so Thorn will keep the area of the skin graft dry while it heals and take antibiotics as ordered. He will keep his foot raised, which will reduce swelling and fluid buildup that can cause problems with the skind graft. Thorn hopes to return to his active life soon and find another job at the factory to support his family.
Thorn said, “I hope to have a good foot again, with no infection, and can walk. I am thankful to the hospital for all the time they spent helping me heal my foot.”
Surgeons utilized advanced techniques to perform a special surgery to repair the damaged tissue on Thorn's foot. The full healing process wi...