Chhoeun is a man from Cambodia. In November 2017, Chhoeun was involved in a motorcycle accident and injured his left leg. Chhoeun went for treatment at Preah Kosomak Hospital in Phnom Penh, where he was fitted with an external fixation device for four months. However, the skin healed around the wound but the bones never aligned properly. Now, he experiences difficulty extending or flexing his lower leg and ankle. He is unable to walk normally and further treatment is too costly for his family.
Chhoeun has given doctors permission to operate on his lower leg, and remove the affected limb completely. Surgery is scheduled for April 30 and will cost $413.
He says, “I hope that after my surgery, I will no longer have to worry about the condition of my leg and I hope I can go back to work on the rice farm.”