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Nan is a 50-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Nan's and his wife have eight children. Four still live at home - one son works in the rice paddies with his parents, and the three youngest children are still in school. His four older children are married but visit the family frequently. Last February, when Nan was on his way home on his motorbike during a rainstorm, he suddenly lost control of the bike on the muddy road. He fractured his left femur, but could not afford to visit the clinic, so he was treated by a Khmer traditional healer. His fractured femur has still not healed. When a bone fracture is untreated, the bone doesn't heal at all, which means that it will remain broken. As a result, Nan continues to have swelling, tenderness, and pain that has worsened over the past ten months. It is difficult for him to walk and he is in constant pain. Nan is embarrassed because he cannot work outside with his wife and son or help to feed his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) can help. On December 11th, Nan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $483. This procedure will fixate his unhealed fracture with an orthopedic nail to help to heal the bone and allow him to walk again. Nan is able to contribute towards the cost of surgery and needs help raising the remaining to fund his procedure. He said, "I hope to be able to walk again after my operation, so I can work to feed my family and send my younger children to school."

$123raised
$360to go

Chelangat is the youngest of 6 children in her family and is currently in 1st grade. Her mother is a local roadside vendor selling vegetables and other seasonal groceries in her small village to meet her children’s basic needs. Her father is a young farmer growing maize and beans which are seasonal crops. Her siblings are all currently in primary school. Chelangat was brought into Kapsowar Hospital by her mother and her cousin with complaints of pain in her right elbow, and progressive swelling. Chelangat's mother reports that on January 31st, 2024, Chelangat fell at school, injuring her elbow. She was then taken to a nearby health center twice where she was given painkillers and both times was discharged back home, although the pain kept persisting. Her family decided to come to Kapsowar Hospital for further treatment. An X-ray was done which revealed that she had a displaced upper arm fracture and developed compartment syndrome, which causes pain and could cause nerve damage. She was then put in a skin traction and the arm was elevated to help decrease the swelling as she awaits surgery. Chelangat needs to undergo surgery on her elbow so that she can be able to go back to school and continue with her studies. The surgery costs $679 and our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting funds to support this surgery. Chelangat's mother says, “My daughter is in a lot of pain, please help her so that she gets better and joins her classmates to continue with her studies.”

$0raised
$679to go

Miracle is a six year old boy - the third of four siblings who attend primary school. He resides with his grandparents and enjoys reading books. Miracle says he prefers chips over other food! His mother operates a small-scale business selling second-hand clothes and cannot generate enough money to fund her son’s surgery. His father is a vehicle mechanic; however, he earns little money due to expenditures. His family have rented a single-roomed house. For one month, Miracle has had a right inguinal hernia. The swelling has been increasing in size. Miracle finds moving from one place to another challenging, even for short distances. His mother is concerned about how her son will return to school with this condition. He often cries throughout the day during its onset due to pain and discomfort. If not treated, he could develop a strangulated hernia. Miracle has never been taken to the hospital for treatment due to a lack of enough money, but when the condition worsened, his mother decided to bring him to the hospital for treatment. Fortunately, on January 23rd, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Miracle's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Miracle's mother says, “I will be grateful if I get support for the surgery of my son so that he can be able to resume school and I continue with my business.”

$25raised
$205to go