This Patient lost his leg in 1983 in Cambodia fighting against the Khmer Rouge. When he returned to Vietnam he was fitted with a prosthetic but it did not withstand his work in the rice fields, so he had to adapt it for the wet and muddy conditions. When a group of volunteers visited the buddhist temple he attends last year, he was told how to get fitted for a new prosthetic at the Mercer Clinic.
-he was fitted in 1983, but it did not work for farming. he adapted it with metal and wood made by hand, because as a farmer he can’t afford to get another prosthetic. Working in the rice fields it broke over and over again
-it weighed 10 kilos? pounds?
-he is very happy USA and Vietnam are getting along so that he can get a new leg
Q4 Now that you have a lighter prosthetic, what will life be like now?
-thankful it is so light, easy to walk comfortable, and will make heavy work easier
thank you to the US from Vietnam
Q6 How did he find out about Mercer prosthetics?
- Laura Fong
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