Hannfa is a 17-year-old student with two older siblings, but he is the only child still at home. He just graduated from high school and would like to study law at university. His parents are vegetable farmers about thirty minutes outside of the capital city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. They sell their vegetables at a local market to support themselves and their family. Hannfa likes to read and listen to music on his phone.
In September 2019, he was driving his motorbike home from school when he collided with another motorbike. He fractured his right femur and his right patella. He spent three weeks in a government hospital and had a surgery with many plates and screws implanted to heal the fractures. His incision has healed, but his right leg is now two centimeters shorter than his left leg. He has a harder time walking and cannot play active sports due to a chronic pain in his leg.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 12th, Hannfa will undergo a fracture hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. The hardware removal will allow him to walk easily again and eliminate his pain.
Hannfa said: “I want to walk well again and be active. I hope the doctors can fix my leg so I don’t have to visit hospitals again and I can go to school at the university.”