Written by Lauren Smith Chan Pov is a young man who was terrified that he would soon die.  I was also terrified Chan Pov would soon die.  Two years ago, when Chan Pov was 18, he noticed a small, painless, fluid filled lump on his head.  Soon afterwards he experienced a one-day headache that was…

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In 2010, Sopheak fell down while playing with his friends, injuring his arm and wrist. Unfortunately, Sopheak’s injuries have not healed properly, resulting in a Volkmann’s contracture – a claw-like deformity of the hand and wrist. Sopheak experienced pain and difficulty with every day tasks such as eating and playing sports.  Watch the video and…

We’re off to a good start in 2013! We have just partnered with Watsi.org, where CSC patient stories are posted online, and donors from all over the world help to fund an operation. You can visit the Watsi website and learn about our patients, such as 17 year old Rotha, and the life-changing operations performed…

George Holland, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, England This is the start of my second week at the Children’s Surgical Centre. After spending the first week getting to know the staff and mostly watching the visiting maxillofacial surgeons perform very intricate operations, I’m keen to get my hands dirty as it were. Every day…

Vuy’s father noticed a lump growing on his son’s right eyelid when he was two months old, but after visiting their local hospital in Prey Vang province, he was told Vuy was too young to have an operation and needed to wait until  he was 2. By the time Vuy was 1.5 years old, the…

Freya, Monash University, Australia First day of my last week at CSC… I can’t believe how quickly time flies. It only feels like a few days ago that I first walked in here with my brand new crocs and my stethoscope in hand. Everyday has been so different with different patients to see and different operating…

Keo Piseth is 17 years old from Kampong Thom province. When he was just one year old, Piseth put his hand into a boiling palm sugar pot. Due to the severity of his burns, the skin on his fingers tightened, causing them to  bend towards the palm of his hand. He will stay with us at…

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