Dara is a 52-year-old tuk-tuk driver from Cambodia. He lives in Phnom Penh with his wife, son, and two daughters. His wife is a stay-at-home mom, his oldest son works in an office, and his two younger daughters are in school. When he is not working, Dara likes to spend time with his family. Dara has had diabetes since he was in his early thirties.
On July 4th, Dara stepped on a nail. His left toes became red and swollen, and a bad blister formed the following day. Dara has developed a foot ulcer and experiences pain, swelling, and discharge. Currently, Dara cannot walk easily or drive his tuk-tuk. Diabetes can increase the risk of foot infections due to reduced blood circulation, and proper foot care is essential to reduce the risk of complication
When Dara learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled to their treatment center to see if they can help. On July 14th, surgeons at CSC will perform a debridement procedure to remove the infected tissue from the wound and help it heal. CSC is requesting $324 to fund this procedure. Dara contributed $50 to his care.
Dara said, “I hope that my foot will heal and I can walk normally again.”