Sam is a 53-year-old corn farmer who lives in Prey Veng province with his 26-year-old daughter, who is a rice farmer. The family eats rice for every meal, and Sam sells the corn he grows to supplement their income.
Fourteen months ago Sam fractured his left forearm in a motorbike accident, while driving on a rough rural road. He visited a local government hospital, where they placed hardware to stabilize the bones for optimal healing. Due to chronic, dull pain, he is still unable to use his arm and wrist fully, and doctors would like the hardware removed to allow for complete healing.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On November 3rd, Sam will undergo a hardware removal procedure at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, which will cost $304. After the surgery, Sam should be able to concentrate on his rehabilitation, so that he can strengthen his wrist and grasp objects better. Now he needs your help to raise the money to fund his procedure.
Sam shared: “I hope that I can move my wrist more freely and be able to move and grip things easily. I want to grow corn to sell to help my daughter.”