Nov is a 48-year-old rainy day rice farmer and part-time construction worker. Nov is married and has three children. His two sons work in a local factory making clothing and his daughter is in grade ten at the local high school. Nov’s wife helps him with farming and sells fruit from their farm on the roadside to help pay for their daughter’s school. He likes to go fishing and spend time with friends when he’s not working.
In December 2021, Nov was on his way home from selling bags of rice to a local distributor, when he collided with a tractor on a bumpy road. His femur was fractured. He spent a month in the local hospital, but his fracture did not heal. Now, Nov is unable to walk and can only move around in a wheelchair. He cannot care for himself and is in constant pain.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 5th, Nov will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. An open reduction and internal fixation of his femur will help the bone to heal properly so that he can walk again.
Nov said, “I hope I will be able to walk again and no longer have pain. I need to work so I can support my family.”
Nov is a 48-year-old rainy day rice farmer and part-time construction worker. Nov is married and has three children. His two sons work in a ...
Nov underwent fracture repair surgery and is healing well.
Nov’s surgery was a success! Nov took the advice of his neighbor and traveled to have his femur repaired at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. After a short stay in the hospital, he was able to return home to his province. The physiotherapist team has given him exercises to improve his gait and help him gain strength in his leg. He was so happy with the results of his surgery, and is healing well. He can now return to his farm and help his wife sell fruit in order to make more money to support their children. He also looks forward to going fishing again, which is an important supplement to his family’s diet at home.
Nov said: “I no longer have pain and am learning to walk. My children need health care and education, and now I am happy I can help my family again. Thank you to everyone who helped me have this surgery.”
Nov's surgery was a success! Nov took the advice of his neighbor and traveled to have his femur repaired at our medical partner, Children's ...