Buntoeurm is a 23-year-old cook from Cambodia. He and his wife of three years have one child together, a baby girl. His wife is a factory worker but the pandemic has caused her work to stop due to a shortage of materials. In his free time, Buntoeurm like practicing new recipes, playing soccer with his friends, and taking care of his daughter.
In November 2016, Buntoeurm was in a traffic accident which fractured his left femur. After the accident his family took him to a public hospital, where they installed a plate to rejoin his fracture. After two weeks, the wound got infected, so the doctors installed an external fixation device. But Buntoeurm’s infection grew worse and since he had no money to pay for further treatment, he returned home. He soon lost function of his left knee and now cannot bend his leg or walk well. He feels a constant mild pain in his knee and leg.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On July 2nd, Buntoeurm will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. The procedure will repair his fracture and clear up his chronic infection, allowing him to heal completely and walk again.
Buntoeurm shared, “I hope that my infection will clear, that I will have no pus, and that I can use my leg again like I used to. Since my wife cannot work, I have to work hard to provide for my family.”