Rem is a 47-year-old rice farmer from Kandal province in Cambodia. He is married, and has two sons and three daughters. Two of his daughters still live at home and attend public school. Rem’s wife works in a local clothing factory.
A month ago, Rem was involved in an accident while driving his motorbike. During the accident, Rem fractured his left femur. A local clinic asked him for $300 before they would do surgery, which he couldn’t afford. He subsequently visited a Khmer traditional healer, who placed a bamboo splint, with the intention of stabilizing the bone, and to promote healing. However, Rem’s fracture has become infected, and the bone has not healed properly. He cannot walk or farm his land and he is in constant pain. A friend in the village urged him to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for further care.
On August 1st, Rem will undergo a fracture repair procedure at CSC’s care center. During the procedure, CSC doctors will also address the wound infection. Rem is able to contribute $100 to his care, and CSC is requesting $483 to cover the remaining costs.
Rem said, “After surgery, I hope that I don’t have pain and can walk normally.”