Chet is a 34-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He has been married for 7 years and together they have a 6-year-old son. His wife works in a factory. In Chet’s free time, he likes to care for his son, help with house chores and cooking. He also enjoys taking his family outside for walks.
In August 2020, Chet was a motor vehicle accident that fractured his left femur. After the accident, he went to a government hospital for an x-ray and returned home. He chose a Khmer traditional treatment for 15 days, but his leg did not improve. Next, Chet returned to a private clinic for another x-ray, where they referred him to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. Doctors assessed his leg and saw that his fracture site is still a non-union, so he was placed on traction for one week. Chet still suffers from chronic pain in his left femur and cannot flex or extend his left leg.
Fortunately, surgeons at Children’s Surgical Centre can help. On January 7th, Chet will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF). They will place a stabilizing nail on his left femur. This procedure will cost $465, and Chet appeals for financial support.
Chet shared, “I hope that I can walk easily again after my surgery and go back to work.”