Se is a 53-year-old police officer from Cambodia. He lives in Takeo province with his wife and teenage son. Se has been working with the police for more than twenty years. In his spare time, he likes spending time with his family, and growing vegetables and herbs in his garden.
Nine years ago, Se was diagnosed with diabetes. About two years ago, he noticed a wound on his right foot. He has been diagnosed with a diabetic foot ulcer, an open sore or wound that is common in patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot. He experiences pain and discomfort, and the wound is infected.
When Se learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. Fortunately, CSC can help.
On September 11, surgeons at CSC will perform a plantar flap and skin graft procedure to cover the wound and prevent further damage. During the procedure, the surgeon will carefully remove healthy tissue from a nearby area of the foot or from another part of the body. The flap will then be carefully positioned over the damaged on the foot. The surgeon will connect the blood vessels of the flap to those in the recipient area using microsurgical techniques. This allows the flap to receive the necessary oxygen and nutrients for healing. Once the flap is in place and the blood supply is established, the surgical site will be closed with sutures or other closure techniques.
Hopefully this will repair the damaged tissue, promote healing, and enable Se to walk comfortably again. Now, he needs help to fund this $673 procedure. He is eager to be healthy and active again. Se shared, “I hope I can walk again without pain.”