Saroeun is a 51-year-old mother who lives in Banteay Meanchey province with her husband and two daughters. Her husband is a rice farmer, and she is a homemaker. Her oldest daughter is married, and her youngest daughter is in school in the10th grade. She spends most of her day keeping the house clean and cooking for the family.
In her early years, Saroeun suffered from scoliosis. As a child, she fractured her left femur and has had recurrent wound infections on her left thigh ever since. Recently she was treated for tuberculosis. Her recurrent wound infection has been diagnosed as osteomyelitis, a serious infection of the bone. For several months, she has been experiencing pain, swelling, and discharge from the wound.
When Saroeun learned about our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for six and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 19th, surgeons at CSC will perform a debridement procedure to remove damaged and infected tissue from the wound and culture the tissue. Saroeun is able to contribute $50 and needs help raising $324 to fully fund the procedure.
She said, “I hope my leg will finally get better and I can feel healthy again to care for my family.”