August 10, 2022
Meet Hour! He lives in Cambodia with his parents, who both work as farmers. His 26-year-old brother works as a seller at a local market. Hour completed school up to 6th grade, but he no longer attends. He enjoys spending time listening to music, playing games, and meeting friends.
When he was a toddler, Hour was diagnosed with hemophilia, a medical condition that severely reduces the ability of blood to clot. This causes him to bleed heavily from even slight injuries.
Four months ago, Hour began experiencing pain in his hips. He was diagnosed with bilateral hip necrosis, a painful condition that occurs when the blood supply to the head of the femur, or thighbone, is disrupted. Because bone cells need a steady supply of blood to stay healthy, his condition can ultimately lead to the destruction of his hip joint.
Hour is currently unable to walk without support, has anemia, and is in chronic pain. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping him receive treatment. On August 10th, he will undergo a joint replacement, called an uncemented hip arthroplasty. CSC is requesting $1,500 to fund Hour’s treatment and care.
Hour shares, “I am thankful that I have a chance to have a new hip. This treatment will help me be able to work to help my family in the future.”
Meet Hour! He lives in Cambodia with his parents, who both work as farmers. His 26-year-old brother works as a seller at a local market. Hou...
February 1, 2023
Hour underwent hip surgery to alleviate his pain and allow him to walk without difficulty.
Hour was anxious to have surgery due to the longstanding pain he had been experiencing. He and his parents traveled over eight hours to our medical partner CSC, where he had his joint replacement. He spent several days in the hospital and received antibiotics and Factor VIII for his hemophilia. Doctors are watching him closely for any signs of bleeding. Hour can now start weight-bearing exercises with the team to regain some strength. Hour’s life will improve because he will be able to walk without pain and without assistance. Doctors are looking forward to seeing him again for his post-surgery check-up and to determine if he needs further surgical care.
Hour’s mother said: “My son has had a difficult life, and it was so hard to see him so weak and in constant pain. We have hope that his pain will disappear and he can be more active. We are very grateful to the hospital staff who have taken good care of him and to the strangers who helped to pay for his medicine and surgery. We hope he will be able to have a better life. Thank you to all the donors who helped.”
Hour was anxious to have surgery due to the longstanding pain he had been experiencing. He and his parents traveled over eight hours to our ...