Toeu is a 30-year-old construction worker who is married and has one son and one daughter. He likes to play badminton and listen to music.
In January 2015, a piece of wood fell on Toeu’s leg and caused a fracture in his left tibia. He visited a Khmer traditional healer and doctor for treatment after his accident. However, his symptoms did not improve, and he continued to experience swelling of his left tibia.
Toeu first heard about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from his neighbor. In February 2015, Toeu traveled four hours to reach CSC for treatment. During that initial visit, surgeons successfully performed an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) procedure to put in hardware to heal his fracture. Now his fracture has healed, but Toeu has returned to CSC because walking has become uncomfortable.
Surgeons at CSC will remove the hardware that they previously inserted in order to make walking less painful for Toeu. The $143 requested to fund this procedure will support surgical equipment, physician consultations, and a two night hospital stay.