Mean is a 26-year-old taxi driver who needs surgery on his leg. He lives in Prey Veng province with his parents and younger sister. His parents are mango farmers, and his sister works in a nearby clothing factory. In his free time, Mean likes checking his social media and spending time with his friends.
In January 2019, he was in a traffic accident that caused a fracture in his left thigh bone. He went to an emergency clinic and doctors implanted metal hardware in his leg to heal the fracture. Now, the bone is healed and the metalwork is causing pain and limiting his mobility. It is often difficult for him to sit long periods in the car for work.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) can help. On July 7th, Mean will undergo surgery to remove the hardware from his leg. He is able to contribute $100 to his treatment, and he needs only $304 to fully fund his surgery. This procedure will eliminate pain and help him to walk and work easily again.
After surgery Mean hopes that he won’t have pain anymore and won’t need to worry about the metal hardware or infections.