Pheaktra is a 32-year-old soft drink seller from Cambodia. He lives with his parents and five siblings. His parents are farmers. Pheaktra helps them with the farm work and spends the rest of his time working or exercising.
In April 2018, he was in a motor accident in which he suffered a traumatic injury to his left shoulder and a fractured left femur. He was sent to a hospital in Vietnam, where his fractured femur was repaired with a nail. His shoulder appeared to be healing normally and was left untreated, but upon his return to Cambodia it was discovered that he had severe nerve damage to arm, necessitating an amputation. His femur healed well, but to avoid further complications or risk of nerve damage in his leg, the fixation nail must now be removed.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On July 8th, Pheaktra will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. Once the nail is removed, Pheaktra will be not have to worry about his leg anymore.
Pheaktra said, “My life was changed by the accident, but I hope that this surgery is easy and quick so that I can heal well and go back to work.”