Sandos lives in Kampong Cham province with his wife, parents, and sister. His wife is a homemaker, and both of his parents are retired, so he is the primary source of financial support for the family.
When not working construction jobs, he likes to play soccer or sing popular Khmer songs. Sandos developed a right elbow deformity as a child, which limits his range of motion.
When Sandos was working at a job a month ago, he fell and injured his elbow. His elbow is extremely painful; he cannot bend his arm or work. Fortunately, doctors at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Center, can help.
Sandos has been diagnosed with arthritis, which occurs when the cartilage in the elbow becomes worn or damaged. Damage can occur due to an injury, such as a fracture or dislocation. He now needs help to pay for a $579 elbow repair surgery.
After surgery and rehabilitation, Sandos will have an improved quality of life, decreased pain, and can return to construction work to support his family.