Den is a 47-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He and his wife have two sons and one daughter. Their oldest son is married, while the other two children are still students. The family grows rice in the rainy season. In his free time, Den likes to watch boxing on television and listen to the radio.
In December 2018, Den fractured his right arm in a motor vehicle accident. He underwent an open reduction/internal fixation procedure at a local hospital, where a plate and screws were placed to stabilize the broken bone. Unfortunately, it has been several years, and he still feels poorly. The hardware is chronically infected and requires debridement.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. On September 6th, Den will undergo a hardware removal procedure at CSC’s care center, which will resolve the chronic infection and help him to use his arm again. Now, he needs help raising $304 to fund his procedure and care.
Den shared, “after surgery, I hope my right arm will have no pain or infection, and I can support my family again.”
Den is a 47-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He and his wife have two sons and one daughter. Their oldest son is married, while the other two ...
Den underwent hardware removal surgery so that his arm can heal.
Following the advice of a neighbor, Den traveled three and half hours to our medical partner’s care center for hardware removal surgery. The procedure went well, and Den rested at the hospital for a few days to make sure his arm was healing properly. Den also worked with the physiotherapist to increase the strength in his arm. He has returned home and looks forward to being able to manage the farm again now that he has regained the full use of his arm.
Den said, “I am relieved my arm will heal, and I can grow rice without help from others. It has been hard on my family because I could not use my arm and was in pain. Now we can return to normal life soon. Thank you to the hospital staff and strangers who helped me to have a good outcome.”
Following the advice of a neighbor, Den traveled three and half hours to our medical partner's care center for hardware removal surgery. The...