Nak is a 48-year-old rice farmer in Kampot province from Cambodia. He is married and has two sons and a daughter. They are all farmers who grow rice, except his daughter who is employed at a nearby clothes factory. Since Nak works hard all day on the farm with his family, he does not have much leisure time. At the end of a long day, he and his wife share chores of cooking and cleaning their simple home.
Last month, Nak collided with a cow on his motorbike and fractured his right femur (thigh bone). He visited a local clinic but could not afford the care, so a Khmer traditional healer placed a splint on his broken leg. However, his broken bone does not have adequate stability or blood supply and has failed to heal, known as a nonunion. It is difficult for him to walk or work outside, and he is in chronic pain.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) can help. On August 4th, Nak will undergo a fracture repair procedure, where doctors will stabilize the broken bone so it can heal properly. This procedure will help him walk again. Nak is able to contribute $100 towards the cost of the surgery and needs help raising the remaining $483 to fully fund the procedure.
Nake shared, “I wish to walk without help and be pain-free after surgery.”