Sochhin is a 22-year-old farmer who lives with his grandparents, sister and brother in Banteay Meanchey province, where his family grows rice. Rice cultivation has been a tradition in Cambodia for thousands of years, and Sochhin’s family has farmed the same land for generations. In his free time and before his injury, he liked playing football and volleyball with his friends.
However in 2020, Sochhin was in a motorcycle collision, and fractured his left femur. He went to the local provincial hospital, where doctors performed an open reduction-internal fixation of hardware, to heal his fracture. Now the fracture has healed, and the presence of the hardware is causing Sochhin discomfort and pain, irritating the surrounding soft tissues and tendons.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On July 14th, Sochhin will undergo a hardware removal procedure at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, which will cost $304. Socchin needs your help to fund this procedure, which will greatly improve the quality of his life.
Sochhin said: “After surgery, I hope I won’t worry about my leg anymore and I can be strong again.”