Nana is an adorable 18-month-old baby. Her father works as a farmer, and her mother works selling food. Nana is the only child in her family. She enjoys playing with toys, and her favorite meal is fried noodles with fresh milk!
Ten months ago, Nana’s left-hand fingers were severely burned from a pan of boiling oil. Her mother took her to a local clinic for medications, but her fingers did not heal. She has since developed scar contracture on three of her fingers. This means the scar from the accident is pulling together and tightening the skin surrounding it, leaving Nana unable to hold objects. In order to help her condition, she will need to undergo a contracture release surgery, as well as a skin graft surgery to repair the scar tissues.
When Nana and her family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), they traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 4th, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help Nana use her fingers again. Now, she needs help to fund this $495 procedure.
Her mother expressed, “I hope after this surgery my daughter can use her hand like other children.”
Nana is an adorable 18-month-old baby. Her father works as a farmer, and her mother works selling food. Nana is the only child in her family...
Nana underwent burn repair surgery on her fingers so she can use her hand again.
Nana charmed the staff at the hospital and made many new friends while she underwent treatment. Surgeons repaired the painful skin contractures on her fingers and replaced the dead skin with a new skin graft. Nana remained in the hospital for several days while her incision healed, and when surgeons were sure the new graft had developed an adequate blood supply, she was able to return home with her parents. Nana and her mother worked with the physiotherapy for range of motion exercises and hope to have full use of her fingers soon. The surgeons look forward to seeing her again to determine if any further care is needed.
Nana’s father shared, “We are relieved the burns my daughter suffered can be fixed. She can grow up like other children and use her hand normally. Thank you for helping her. We will always be grateful.”
Nana charmed the staff at the hospital and made many new friends while she underwent treatment. Surgeons repaired the painful skin contractu...