Sroeun is a 60 year-old mechanic who lives in Kampong Thom province with his wife, a rice farmer. Their four children have left the province to find jobs closer to the capital city. The children are able to send small amounts of money home, to help support Sroeun and his wife which helps make life a little bit easier. In his free time, he enjoys listening to the radio and watching the news.
Seven months ago, Sroeun was in a motorbike accident and fractured his right hip. A clinic near his home suggested he travel a few hours to a hospital for treatment, but Sroeun was scared of the costs and went back home to be treated by a traditional healer in his village. Unfortunately, the fracture has not healed. Now he cannot walk and is in chronic pain.
Fortunately, Sroeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. At CSC, surgeons can perform a total hip replacement to relieve Sroeun of his pain and allow him to walk easily. Treatment is scheduled for December 4th, and Sroeun’s family needs help raising $1,118 to pay for this procedure.
He shared, “I hope I can stand on my feet and walk without pain. I want to return to work and be able to do things around the house.”