Sokcheat is a 46-year-old widow living in Cambodia. Her 17-year-old son is in grade 12, while her 18-year-old daughter is studying accounting at the university. Her husband died several years ago, due to a chronic illness. Sokcheat supports her family by selling vegetables at the local market in Kratie province. She shared that her earnings are meager, and that she struggles to maintain her children at school.
In 2021, Sokcheat was in a motor vehicle collision, which resulted in her fracturing her left ankle. She was treated at an emergency clinic, where doctors placed hardware in her leg, in order to stabilize the fracture so that it would heal properly. The bone has healed, but due to the hardware, Sokcheat has difficulty walking, and is unable to work.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On October 20th, Sokcheat will undergo a hardware removal procedure at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, which should enable her to walk easily and to return to work. Now she needs your help to raise $304 to cover the cost of this procedure.
Sokcheat shared: “I hope the pain in my left leg will go away, so I can walk and work more to support my children’s education.”