This is Seam, a 32-year-old father of three from Cambodia. When he isn’t working hard as a farmer to support his family, Seam likes to watch the Khmer channel on TV and listen to old Khmer songs.
In January of this year, Seam was in a motor vehicle accident and fractured his left ankle. He was taken to a hospital in Phnom Penh, where doctors surgically inserted a pin in his leg to heal the break.
However, in the seven months since the accident, Seam’s ankle has not healed properly. He experiences pain and swelling caused by fluid retention, both of which make it hard for him to walk and affect his ability to work.
Doctors at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, have determined that Seam needs a procedure known as joint arthrodesis. This surgery will fuse Seam's ankle joint, giving him more stability and eventually allowing him to walk once more.
The cost of this procedure is beyond Seam’s means. But we can help by raising $480. This sum will pay for Seam’s arthrodesis procedure on August 2, as well as the necessary lab tests and ten-day hospital stay.
Losing the ability to walk comfortably has re-shaped Seam’s life for the worse. But by connecting him with the operation he needs, we’ll make sure he can soon return back to working—and parenting—at full speed.