Sokhorn is a 37-year-old married father from Cambodia. His wife works as a farmer, growing rice and feeding animals. The couple has three children, including one son and two daughters who are all in school. Sokhorn worked for several years as a fisherman in Thailand, but is now back home.
Since 2016, Sokhorn has experienced worsening pain in his right thigh. Pain medication has not helped. A biopsy revealed malignant cancer of the right thigh. When he visited a doctor in Thailand, they recommended amputation, but he refused and had a bone resection instead. In May 2022, he experienced swelling at the surgical site and the pain returned. He cannot work and feels depressed that he cannot support his family.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. On November 15th, Sokhorn will undergo an amputation and disarticulation of his right leg through the hip. Though it will be difficult, Sokhorn wants to explore all options to remove the tumor.
Sokhorn shared, “I feel bad about this problem, but I am hopeful I can spend time with my family even though I will lose my right hip.”