Chan is a 29-year-old welder from Cambodia. He is married and has two sons and one daughter. His wife stays home to care for their children.
In 2019, Chan was involved in a motorcycle collision, fracturing both his tibia and his fibula- the bones in his lower right leg. As he could not afford care, he visited a Khmer traditional healer. However, his condition showed no improvement, thus he underwent surgery in 2020. During surgery, doctors implanted a nail and bone graft to heal Chan’s bones. The bones have fully healed and the metal hardware is no longer necessary.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On May 4th, Chan will undergo a hardware removal procedure at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, which will cost $304. Chan needs help to raise the funds for his surgery, which will improve his mobility and enable him to return to work.
Chan said: “I hope the hardware will be gone so I can recover from my injury and I won’t have to worry about my leg again.”