Rim is a 41-year-old barge driver from Cambodia. He lives with his wife and 13-year-old son. Rim works on a large barge that transports sand and rock on the Mekong River for the construction of new buildings, while his wife is a homemaker.
Eight months ago, Rim was riding his motorbike home when he collided with another motorbike, causing a fracture of his left femur. His family took him to a local hospital, where he had a metal nail implanted to stabilize the bone and aid in the healing of the fracture. However, his femur has healed in an abnormal position also called a malunion. Now, it is difficult for Rim to walk, he cannot work, and he is in chronic pain.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. On August 1st, Rim will undergo a fracture repair procedure at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. This procedure will correct the alignment of the fractured bone, and improve the function of his leg, so that he can walk without difficulty, and return to work. Rim has contributed $100 to pay for his surgery and CSC is requesting the remaining $483 to cover the remaining costs.
Rim said: “After surgery, I hope that my leg will heal, I will not have pain, and can go back to work to support my family.”