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!