Dany is a 41-year-old shop owner from Cambodia. She lives with her father, a retired rice farmer, and her older sister. Dany and her sister run a small shop near their house selling snacks, candy, local spices, and toys. Her favorite pastime is traveling to other provinces in Cambodia to visit her extended family and see the countryside.
In November 2022, Dany was standing on a chair in her shop when she fell and dislocated her right elbow. A local healer helped treat her, but when the cast was removed a few days ago, her arm had very limited mobility. When Dany learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she visited their care center for review. On January 5th, surgeons at CSC will relocate and secure her right elbow. Now, Dany needs help to fund this $600 procedure. She and her family were able to contribute $100 to her care.
Dany said, “I hope my elbow can move as normal again after this surgery.”
Dany is a 41-year-old shop owner from Cambodia. She lives with her father, a retired rice farmer, and her older sister. Dany and her sister ...
Dany underwent surgery to relocate her elbow after a fall.
Dany was understandably nervous about visiting a hospital, but the staff put her at ease, and she had successful surgery to repair the fracture of her elbow. She spent several days in the hospital, and the physiotherapy team worked with her to learn exercises to strengthen her arm after surgery. When she returns home, she will be without pain and able to run her shop. This will help her financially support her father.
Dany shared: “I am thankful that I went to CSC. This treatment will help me in the future to return to work to help my family. My life will change because I will be able to use my right hand again. The surgeon has true skill to do the surgery and they work with the patients like we are family.”
Dany was understandably nervous about visiting a hospital, but the staff put her at ease, and she had successful surgery to repair the fract...