Theary is a six-year-old student in first grade. She has a new younger sister who is three months old. Her father is a garment worker and her mother stays home to care for the new baby. She loves the alphabet and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. When not in school, she enjoys playing with toys with her friends, watching cartoons on TV, and drawing pictures. She enjoys drinking fresh milk and when her mom makes fried vegetables with meat to eat.
A couple of years ago, she was playing with friends near a fire and was burned on her right thigh and leg. Although Theary’s wounds healed with treatment, she was left with scar contractures on her right knee, making it difficult for her to walk and to sleep at night. She was referred to Children’s Surgical Centre for specialty surgery. Surgeons determined she needs a release of the contracture of her right knee along with a skin graft to help her heal.
On May 10th, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her walk easily again. Now, her family needs help to fund this $495 procedure.
Her mother said: “I hope after surgery Theary can walk and can go to school again.”
Theary is a six-year-old student in first grade. She has a new younger sister who is three months old. Her father is a garment worker and he...
Theary underwent burn contracture surgery on her right knee.
Surgeons released Theary’s burn contractures and applied a skin graft to repair her leg. She spent several days in the hospital until surgeons were sure the graft was healing, then she was able to return home. She and her mother will work with the physiotherapy team to learn how to improve her knee flexion and strength and will return for a check-up in a month or so. After her leg has healed, she will be able to perform daily activities again, like skipping and playing with her friends from school (which she is excited for!)
Theary’s mother said: “We were so worried that Theary would never walk normally after her accident, but now we have hope her leg will be better and she can go to school and ride her bike. Thank you for helping us and other children to have good health. We are very grateful.”
Surgeons released Theary's burn contractures and applied a skin graft to repair her leg. She spent several days in the hospital until surgeo...