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Success! Choeb from Cambodia raised $405 to treat a broken leg.

Choeb
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Choeb's treatment was fully funded on November 24, 2015.

Photo of Choeb post-operation

December 16, 2015

Choeb received surgery to treat his broken leg.

After sustaining a fracture from a motorcycle accident, “Choeb’s surgery went well,” his doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) says. “He will have physical therapy every week and a follow up appointment in three months. If he has a problem he can always return to CSC anytime.”

“I have no pain and can walk better now. I am happy to go home and continue my job as a farmer to support my family,” he says.

After sustaining a fracture from a motorcycle accident, "Choeb's surgery went well," his doctor at Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) says. "H...

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October 29, 2015

Meet Choeb, a 51-year-old father living in Cambodia. “Choeb is married with one son and three daughters and when he is not working as a farmer he enjoys watching boxing,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).

Earlier this year, “Choeb got into an accident with a car when he was on his moto,” CSC shares. In the accident, he fractured his left tibia, also known as the shin bone.

There is swelling around the bone, and Choeb explains, “It is difficult for me to walk without a lot of pain.” After receiving Khmer traditional medicine for over three months to no avail, he came to CSC for care.

With $405, Choeb can undergo an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) procedure. In this surgery, Choeb will first have his tibia put back in position, then a nail placed in his bone to keep it in place. CSC expects that after this procedure, “Choeb’s tibia will heal and he will be able to walk without pain and return to work.”

As a farmer, Choeb’s ability to walk is important for his livelihood. “After my surgery,” he shares, “I want to go back to work.”

Let’s make this possible for Choeb!

Meet Choeb, a 51-year-old father living in Cambodia. “Choeb is married with one son and three daughters and when he is not working as a farm...

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Choeb's Timeline

  • October 29, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Choeb was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 30, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Choeb received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • November 20, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Choeb's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 24, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Choeb's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 16, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Choeb's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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