Yuth is a 15-year-old student from Cambodia. He lives in Takeo province with his parents and two siblings. His dad works in construction, and his mom works in a nearby shoe factory. Yuth is the oldest child in the family and enjoys spending time with his siblings and watching TV. Prior to his injury, he spent most of his time playing soccer with his friends from school.
In September 2023, Yuth was in a motorbike accident and fractured his left leg. He was rushed to a nearby clinic to stop the bleeding and then referred to another hospital for treatment. The wound on his leg became badly infected, and the doctors suggested an amputation. His family then visited our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for a second opinion. Currently, it is difficult for Yuth to walk, and he is in chronic pain. He has been unable to attend school since the accident.
Fortunately, surgeons at CSC can help. On October 3rd, Yuth will undergo a fracture repair procedure. The surgeons will do a bone transfer procedure, an osteotomy to reshape the bone fixed to the knee joint, and external fixation to stabilize the bones. With this procedure, Yuth’s limb will be saved, and he will experience reduced pain and improved mobility. CSC is requesting $483 to fund this surgery.
Yuth shared, “I hope I can go back to school without pain and walk again someday.”