Bunhorm, who is 16 years old, lives with his parents and younger sister in Prey Veng province in Cambodia. His parents are rice farmers, while his older brother works in Phnom Penh City. Bunhorm loves team sports and aspires to be a professional volleyball player.
Unfortunately, two weeks ago, Bunhorm fell during a volleyball game and suffered a fracture to his right lower arm (distal radius). His parents took him to a traditional Khmer healer, but his arm has remained swollen. He cannot use his hand and is in great pain.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help with a noninvasive treatment technique called manipulation under anesthesia. While under general anesthesia, Bunhorm’s muscles will relax, permitting the manipulation and correction of his fracture by moving his bones back into alignment. The procedure is scheduled for April 28th at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, and Bunhorm and his family need your help funding the $521 procedure.
Bunhorm’s mother shared: “We hope his arm will be straight, and he can go back to school and play volleyball again.”