Sophal is a 56-year-old farm manager from Cambodia. He lives in Kandal province with his wife, daughter, and toddler grandson. His wife stays home to care for the house and their grandson, and his daughter is a factory worker. At home, he has a small vegetable farm to grow vegetables that supplement their diets.
Twenty years ago, Sophal was in a motorbike accident and fractured his femur. At a government hospital, he had an open reduction and external fixation procedure. After the pins of the external fixation device were removed, he experienced a small infection. This infection has gotten worse since he injured the same femur again several years ago. He has visited a traditional Khmer healer, but the infection has remained. He suffers from pain and swelling. The abscess from the former pin site still oozes and he has difficulty walking or working.
When Sophal learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for half an hour seeking treatment. On April 28th, surgeons at CSC will perform a debridement procedure to remove damaged and infected tissue from the wound. Now, Sophal needs help to fund this $324 procedure.
Sophal said: “I hope after surgery, my leg wound will heal and the pain will stop.”