Rathana is a 23-year-old food seller. He’s married and has two daughters and one son. He enjoys playing football, volleyball, and listening to pop songs.
In July 2021, Rathana was in a motor vehicle accident that caused an open fracture of his left tibia. After the accident, he went to a provincial hospital for one month where doctors treated the fracture with external fixation. Afterward, he had a month of treatment from a traditional Khmer healer but his leg did not improve from either intervention. It is difficult for him to walk and he is in pain. His neighbors told him about Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) and he traveled there hoping they can help him heal.
Fortunately, surgeons at CSC can help. On March 11th, Rathana will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will allow him to walk again.
Rathana says, “I hope my leg finally heals and I can walk and work without pain again.”