Phal is a 47-year-old who works as a farmer during the rainy season and works in construction during the dry season. He and his wife have three sons together. His oldest son and wife work at a shoe factory, while his younger sons continue to study and occasionally help their father with work too.
In March 2020, Phal stepped on a sharp piece of wood creating a small wound on his right foot. He treated the wound at home for a month, but it never healed and eventually became infected. The infection spread to the point that he cannot put weight on the foot and can no longer do any work.
Phal traveled for two hours to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, where doctors determined that due to the infection, his foot will need to be amputated. On August 5th, Phal will undergo surgery. Once he has recovered, he will undergo a physiotherapy program and receive a prosthetic that will allow him to walk and work easily again without pain. Now, he needs help to raise $446 to fund the procedure.
Phal shared, “I hope that I can heal quickly and feel no pain on my foot. I want to get back to work to help and support my family.”