Urgent Back Surgery: Single Mom Expat Needs Help in Cambodia

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Building a Future, One Disc at a Time: A Single Mom's Fight for Recovery in Cambodia

Imagine building a life in Cambodia, raising three amazing sons, and thriving as a teacher. For years, that was our reality. We saved, explored, and embraced the adventure together. But recently, my dreams became overshadowed by a searing back pain - a herniated disc.

It's not just discomfort; it's a threat to everything we've built. "No work, no pay" means teaching is off-limits, leaving us with meager savings and a mountain of worry. The surgery I need offers hope, but also a grueling 6 months of recovery. It's a daunting hurdle for any family, let alone a single mom in a new land.

While recovering from a herniated disc without surgery is possible and can take anywhere from 6 weeks to a year, it often leads to recurring issues. This extended downtime, without guaranteed results, simply isn't feasible for me anymore due to my lack of support network. Considering this, my doctor has recommended surgery as the best option to permanently address the problem and allow me to get back to my life.

This is where you come in. Your support could be the bridge between pain and healing, between lost income and our future. Every dollar will go towards:

  • Medical costs: Surgery in Thailand, pre-operative tests, and potential medication (worst-case scenario: $1,500-2,500)
  • Living expenses: Food, and basic needs during recovery ($1,500)
  • Flights/Traveling cost: For myself and my sons to be with me during this crucial time ($1,000)

I want to send a massive shout-out to everyone who helped me move the operation to Vietnam! Seriously, you guys rock. And a special thanks to Andy Tran for offering my family temporary housing while I get back on our feet. The cost-reduction achieved wouldn't have been possible without your collective efforts. Thank you, truly.

I understand this is a big ask. But we're facing this challenge with the same spirit we brought to Cambodia - resilience, optimism, and unwavering love for our family and community. With your help, I can heal, return to the classroom, and inspire not just my sons, but countless children in need.

Please, consider joining us on this journey. Share our story, donate if you can, and even a kind word of encouragement goes a long way. Together, we can turn a setback into a springboard for a brighter future, one filled with health, hope, and the joy of giving back.


Cost-related links:

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Cambodia#:~:text=A%20family%20of%20four%20estimated,lower%20than%20in%20United%20States.
https://www.healthline.com/health/bone-health/spinal-fusion-recovery#:~:text=Spinal%20fusion%20surgery%20is%20a,for%20people%20who%20have%20it.
https://www.skyscanner.net/transport/flights/pnh/b...
https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Thailand#:~:text=Summary%20of%20cost%20of%20living,lower%20than%20in%20United%20States.
https://www.moph.go.th/
https://hospital.vaidam.com/hp/best-spine-treatmen...

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  • Margo V
  • Donated on Mar 24, 2024
$5.00
  • Trai Đoàn
  • Donated on Jan 08, 2024
  • Hello teacher. I hope you get better soon.

$50.00
  • Annamarie Basson
  • Donated on Jan 07, 2024
  • Sal Elke màand ietsie probeer gee

$15.00

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5 donors
  • Margo V
  • Donated on Mar 24, 2024
$5.00
  • Trai Đoàn
  • Donated on Jan 08, 2024
  • Hello teacher. I hope you get better soon.

$50.00
  • Annamarie Basson
  • Donated on Jan 07, 2024
  • Sal Elke màand ietsie probeer gee

$15.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 07, 2024
  • Wish you a speedy recovery, We love you and hope to see you again soon ❤️

$50.00
  • Pierre Camps
  • Donated on Jan 07, 2024
$40.00

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