Simen is a 35-year-old tuk tuk driver from Cambodia. Simen has one son, one daughter, and his wife works in a private company. He and his wife have two children in primary school. He loves doing exercise, listening to news on the radio, and visiting the temples of Siem Riep with his family.
Two years ago Simen was in an accident while driving his tuk tuk, suffering a dislocation of the left hip. He had plates and screws installed at a private clinic. The surgery was botched, and his hip wound has not fully healed, resulting in a persistent pus discharge. His plates and screws have become exposed and infected. It is difficult for him to walk, and he is in chronic pain.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On May 8th, Simen will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. This procedure will clean his wound, close it up, and help him walk easily again.
Simen said, “I have had a lot of pain since my surgery, and I cannot work at all. So I hope to finally get rid of the injury and get back to work.”