Phearum is a 48-year-old farmer. He and his wife have six children - three sons and three daughters. His wife works in a local garment factory. When not working outside, he likes to play with his grandchildren, and watch the news on the television.
Phearum has had diabetes for about ten years. Several months ago, he discovered a diabetic wound on his right foot. This is caused by poor peripheral circulation in his feet due to his diabetes. A government hospital suggested an amputation due to bone involvement, but, at that time, he refused. Phearum eventually had a mid-level foot amputation, but the wound has not healed. Now a local medical center has referred him to our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre hoping they can help. Phearum feels poorly because of the active infection and the wound is painful for him. He cannot walk on that leg and is wheelchair-bound.
On May 3rd, surgeons at CSC will perform a debridement procedure to remove the dead skin and reduce the active infection. Doctors hope that aggressive wound treatment may help him save more of his foot and leg. Now, Phearum needs help to fund this $324 procedure.
Phearum shared, “After debridement of my right foot I hope the wound will heal soon, no more infection, no pain and I can go home soon.”