Ly Vay is a cheerful boy with a loving family. His parents are rice farmers and his 10-year-old sister helps take care of Ly Vay after school. According to his parents, his favorite activity is to play and splash in water by the river near their house.
Ly Vay was born with contractures on four of his fingers on the left hand, where the muscles of his fingers are hardened. As he is getting older and exploring the world with his hands, he is unable to do many things because of the contractures.
When Ly Vay and his family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre(CSC), they traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 22nd, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery so he can have improved hand function. Now, his family needs help funding this $487 procedure.
His father hopes that Ly Vay’s fingers can be straightened and that he can play, pick up toys, and do many more things with both hands.
Ly Vay is a cheerful boy with a loving family. His parents are rice farmers and his 10-year-old sister helps take care of Ly Vay after scho...
Ly Vay underwent contracture release surgery so he can grow up strong and active.
Ly Vay made several new friends in the hospital during his short stay. Specialty hand surgeons repaired the skin contractures on his fingers and used a wire to stabilize the finger joint. Ly Vay has now returned home. His mother worked with the physiotherapy team for rehabilitative range of motion exercises and strengthening of his fingers, which he will start as soon as the incision is healed. The surgeons look forward to seeing him again to determine if any further care is needed as he heals.
Ly Vay’s mother said: “CSC has surgery for all Cambodian people who have problems and need surgery. I am happy that my son had surgery here and had a good result.”
Ly Vay made several new friends in the hospital during his short stay. Specialty hand surgeons repaired the skin contractures on his fingers...