Linn is a 35-year-old man who lives in Kawkareik Township, Karen State, Burma, with his wife and three sons. Linn used to work in Bangkok until six months ago when he broke his right femur. Since then he has been unable to work, and his family now lives with his parents. Occasionally, his siblings provide his family with money to purchase food while he is unable to work.
Six months ago, Linn broke his right thigh bone when he slipped on the wet floor at his workplace. He underwent surgery in December 2018 to align the fracture and insert a metal rod for proper healing. Now, the bone in his thigh has become infected. Doctors need to remove the infected rod.
Linn said that his right thigh is slightly painful and he feels stressed that he cannot work to support his family. Fortunately, the rod removal is scheduled for January 23. It will cost $1,500.
Linn said, “If I fully recover, I will work for my family and grow vegetables such as bean, peanut and cucumber on my own farm as gardening is my hobby.”