Channy is a 23-year-old rice farmer. She and her husband are the parents of a lively and active two year old daughter. Together, Channy and her husband work long hours on their ancestral rice paddy, a labor of love that provides sustenance and a small income for their family. While she doesn’t have much free time, when she does, Channy likes to clean the house and play with her daughter.
Four years ago, when she was working in Thailand, Channy was involved in a traffic collision, and fractured her left femur. She had surgery in Thailand, and a metal plate was placed on her femur to align her fractured bones into place for optimal healing. Her femur has now healed completely, and she needs to have the hardware removed.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On November 3rd, Channy will undergo a hardware removal procedure at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, which will cost $304. This procedure will remove the metal from her body, and reduce the chronic ache she feels in her leg and the risk for future infection. Now Channy needs your help to fund this procedure.
Channy said: “I hope that after this, I will no longer feel any sharp pains when the weather is cold, and be able to walk without the itchy feeling of the hardware in my thigh.”