October 12, 2022
Chheng is a 50-year-old construction worker. He is married, and has one son and four daughters. While his son is married, his four daughters remain at home with Chheng and his wife, who works at a local clothing factory.
Chheng was in a motor vehicle collision in March 2020. He fractured both his left tibia and left femur, and was treated at a government hospital. Hardware was placed to stabilize the bones and to help the fractures heal properly. Now, the hardware is exposed, and he has an infected wound, causing him constant pain. In addition, he can only walk with the help of crutches. Chheng is concerned that he will be unable to continue supporting his family.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On October 12th, Chheng will undergo a hardware removal procedure at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, which will cost $304. This procedure will help clear the infection and heal the wound on his leg, enabling him to return to work. Now he needs your help to fund the surgery.
Chheng shared: “I hope after the hardware is gone, I will heal soon and can walk and work as before.”
Chheng is a 50-year-old construction worker. He is married, and has one son and four daughters. While his son is married, his four daughter...
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Chheng underwent hardware removal surgery.
Chheng welcomed the advice of his neighbor and traveled to CSC to remove the hardware from his tibia and femur. He was given antibiotics for seven days and rested at the hospital to make sure the surgical site was healing, then he returned home. He worked with the physiotherapist to increase the strength in his leg and he can soon return to the activities he enjoyed before he was injured. Having full use of his leg again will allow him to look for construction jobs to feed his family.
Chheng’s wife said: “we are happy the metal has finally been removed from Chheng’s leg and he can walk without limping. It has been difficult for our family to only have my income to buy food. Thank you to the strangers who helped him to pay for this surgery and to the CSC staff for their good care.”
Chheng welcomed the advice of his neighbor and traveled to CSC to remove the hardware from his tibia and femur. He was given antibiotics for...