Ley is a 29-year-old man from Cambodia. He lives with his parents and his sister, who work as rice farmers. Several years ago, Ley took a job as a truck driver to increase his family’s income. Ley enjoys playing volleyball with his friends in their village.
In July 2021, Ley was in a motor vehicle accident and fractured his left femur. Following the accident, Ley was in a coma for several days. He couldn’t afford surgery at a private clinic, so he sought treatment from a Khmer traditional healer. However, his injury had a lasting impact. Ley noticed that one of his legs is now slightly shorter than the other, which can happen when the bone does not align perfectly during the healing process. This discrepancy in leg length caused Ley’s leg muscles to weaken, making it difficult to walk and causing chronic pain.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC, can help. On June 9th, Ley will undergo a fracture repair procedure at CSC’s care center. After the procedure, Ley’s legs will be the same length and he will be able to walk without pain. Ley was able to pay for the first $100 of the treatment cost, and now needs your help to cover the remaining $483.
Ley said: “After surgery, I hope that I can walk again and go back to work.”