Vichhai is a 23-year-old rainy day rice farmer, living in Kratie province in rural Cambodia, about eight hours from Phnom Penh. He has three older brothers and four older sisters, and like Vichhai, his parents and siblings are all farmers. In his free time, he enjoys playing football with his friends, and games on his phone.
Vichhai was in a tractor accident three years ago while outside on the farm, and fractured his right femur. He went to a local emergency clinic, and doctors inserted hardware to heal his fracture. The good news is that the fracture has now healed well. In order for Vichhai to regain the full function of his leg, however, he will need to have the hardware removed from his femur.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On May 5th, Vichhai will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $304. This procedure will enable Vichhai to walk easily again, and to regain the strength in his leg that he lost after he had his accident.
Vichhai said: "I want the metal removed from my leg, and to have no pain or infection. Then I can return home to work on the farm to help my family."