Channy is a 31-year-old mother of two from Cambodia. She lives in Phnom Penh with her husband and two daughters. Both she and her husband work in a restaurant. Their daughters are four and five years old, and stay home with a grandparent while they work. At home, she enjoys playing with her children and keeping her house neat.
On June 16th, Channy was involved in a collision with another motorbike. During the collision, she landed directly on the side of her left shoulder. Since then, she has been unable to move her left shoulder. She sought medical care with a Khmer traditional healer and at a military hospital, but could not afford treatment and has seen no improvement. It is difficult for her to use her hand or arm and she is in chronic pain. This has left her unable to work or care for her children.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. Surgeons at CSC have diagnosed Channy with a left greater tuberosity fracture. This is a prominent area of bone at the top of her left arm and is the attachment for the two rotator cuff muscles. On August 8th, Channy will undergo a fracture repair procedure at CSC’s care center. This procedure will help the fracture heal properly and ease her pain. Channy was able to contribute $100 to her treatment, and CSC is requesting $483 to cover the remaining cost.
Channa said: “I hope I can move my shoulder following the surgery so I can return to work.”