Theng lives with his wife and son in a village in Kandal province. His son works as a driver and supports the family. He also has a married daughter who works in a nearby factory. He enjoys planting vegetables around the house to help support their simple diet.
Theng, afflicted with diabetes, is more susceptible to foot complications, including infections and delayed wound healing. Two months ago, he noticed a wound on his right foot. The wound has spread, and necrotic tissue has developed. Despite seeking treatment from a traditional healer in his village, the wound has rapidly worsened, causing escalating pain.
Referred by a local hospital, Theng traveled for an hour to receive medical assistance from our medical partner, the Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). Unfortunately, due to the severity of the complication, doctors cannot save his leg. On June 9th, CSC surgeons are scheduled to perform a below-the-knee amputation, alleviating Theng’s pain and removing the unhealthy tissue so that the condition does not spread further. CSC is now appealing for $479 in funding to support this procedure.
Theng said: “I hope after this surgery, I will be able to return to my family, and have a quiet life.”