Phouri is in eighth grade, and lives with his six year-old sister and his parents in Cambodia. Phouri’s parents work at the local market, selling fish. Phouri is hoping to become a doctor after completing his studies.
Phouri was diagnosed with bilateral genu valgum, also known as knock knees. This condition forces his legs to turn inwards, and makes it difficult for Phouri to walk. Fortunately, doctors at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help improve Phouri’s mobility. On January 5th, Phouri will undergo a procedure at Kien Khleang Rehabilitation Centre to help resolve his condition. Now he and his family need your help to fund the $521 cost of the surgery.
Phouri’s mother said: “After surgery we hope that he can walk and play with his friends more easily.”
Phouri is in eighth grade, and lives with his six year-old sister and his parents in Cambodia. Phouri's parents work at the local market, s...
Phouri underwent leg surgery so he can chase after his dream of becoming a doctor.
Phouri and his parents traveled three hours from Takeo province and he had successful surgery to correct his legs. He started weight-bearing exercises with the physiotherapy team and can expect to have full recovery within 8-12 weeks. It is important for Phouri to keep up with other teenagers in developmental and social milestones, and he is fortunate that this surgery will offer the opportunity to do that. When his treatment plan is complete, Phouri should be able to have a full, active life.
Phouri said: “I am thankful that I can return to school, and my friends won’t make fun of my legs anymore. This treatment will help me in the future to study to get a good job to help my family.”
Phouri and his parents traveled three hours from Takeo province and he had successful surgery to correct his legs. He started weight-bearing...