Sophal is a 30-year-old construction worker. Recently married, he resides in Kampot province with his wife. His parents and spouse are engaged in rice farming, while Sophal transitioned to a construction position last year. In his free time, he likes to take out a wooden boat and fish on the river.
One year ago, he fell 6 meters at work and fractured both legs near the heel bone. He went to a referral hospital, and doctors fixated hardware to heal the fracture in both legs. Now, the bones are united, and the pins placed during the prior procedure are causing him discomfort and difficulty walking.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On August 10th, Sophal will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $304. This procedure will eliminate pain, infection risk, and help him walk easily again.
He shared, “I don’t want to feel the metal anymore. I want to be more comfortable so I can do better at my job.”