Sophea underwent surgery on his foot.
Losing a limb is never easy and can affect patients mentally and physically. Sophea has had many physical challenges and has found a new normal after his surgery. He spent a long time in the hospital as his wound healed, and has started to work with the physiotherapy team. Once his wound has healed completely, he can be fitted with a prosthesis and re-establish basic movement. He feels his life is better because he won’t have to worry about chronic infections, and has learned to take better care of his feet. Surgeons are looking forward to measuring his progress and hope no more surgery will be needed.
Sophea’s daughter said: “We are grateful for my father’s chance to walk again after his illness. It means a lot to our family. We want to thank the CSC staff who have taken good care of him and tried to save his foot and to the donors who paid for his surgery and his rehabilitation.”
Losing a limb is never easy and can affect patients mentally and physically. Sophea has had many physical challenges and has found a new nor...
Sophea is a 61-year-old widower with one son, two daughters, and several grandchildren. All of his children are married, but one of his daughters and her husband still live with him, which is nice company for Sophea.
For about 15 years, Sophea has had hypertension and type two diabetes, but he has been unable to afford regular check-ups. Three months ago, he injured his left foot. The wound was treated, but now he has an ulcer, gangrene, and cannot feel his foot or walk without crutches.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Sophea receive treatment. Surgeons there have determined the best course of action is an amputation of the infected portion of his foot. On February 28th, doctors will perform a Chopart amputation at the junction of his midfoot and hindfoot, near his ankle. After recovery, he hopes to have no more infections and can be back to being mobile again. Now, he needs help to fund the $446 procedure.
Sophea shared, “I hope my foot will no longer have infections, and I can walk without crutches.”
Sophea is a 61-year-old widower with one son, two daughters, and several grandchildren. All of his children are married, but one of his daug...