Meat is a 51-year-old rice farmer who is married, and lives with his wife and three daughters in Kampong Speu province. His wife works in a local factory, while all of their daughters attend a nearby public school. When Meat isn’t working, he enjoys helping his wife with their housework, and playing with his daughters.
In November 2021, Meat fell off a motorbike and injured his knee. He has had chronic pain since the accident, but he didn’t visit a doctor or a hospital for treatment due to cost and inaccessibility. Instead, he has tried to ease his pain with medicine he found at his local pharmacy. For the past three months, however, he said his pain has crippled him, and he is now unable to walk.
Meat learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, and sought their help. Now, on January 4th, surgeons at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform a joint arthrodesis procedure to fuse the bones in Meat’s left knee, so that he will be able to walk without pain. Meat and his family need your help to fund this $600 procedure.
Meat said: “I hope the doctors can fix my knee so I can work to feed my family.”