Soy said, “After surgery, I hope I can walk and don’t have pain anymore. I want to help my daughter and grandchildren and enjoy my simple life.”Soy is a 77-year-old grandmother from Kampot province, Cambodia. She has a big family - four sons, four daughters, and many grandchildren. One of her daughters is a rice farmer and Soy enjoys growing vegetables around their house to supplement their diet. She likes to cook for her family, take care of her grandchildren, and do housework for her daughter.
On May 17th, 2023, Soy fell onto concrete while trying to get out of a hammock. She directly hit her left knee, and an x-ray revealed a fracture of the left femoral neck. Soy’s family was not able to afford local care, so Soy’s pain went untreated for almost a month. Her neighbor suggested she visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).
Soy and her daughter traveled for three hours seeking treatment for her pain and inability to walk. On July 4th, surgeons at CSC will perform a hip hemiarthroplasty procedure on her left hip. This will help her to regain mobility. Soy and her family need help to raise $544 to fund her procedure and care. This will include surgery, implants, medications, and hospital care.