Koun is a 59-year-old farmer who is married and has four sons and two daughters. He likes to feed his chickens, plant vegetables, and relax in his free time.
Koun has Buerger’s disease, which is the inflammation of blood vessels. This caused necrosis, or tissue death, in a toe of his left foot. He went to a Khmer traditional healer for treatment, but his symptoms did not improve. It is difficult for Koun to walk, and he is in pain.
Koun heard about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from his relative. He traveled for three hours with his wife to reach CSC for treatment. There, surgeons told Koun that they will need to perform an amputation of his left leg to prevent the spread of infection. His procedure is scheduled for February 24.
Koun and his family cannot afford this procedure, so CSC is requesting $446 on his behalf.