Choranai is a 14-year-old student in tenth grade. She has two siblings, a nine-year-old brother, and a seventeen-year-old sister who is at the university. Her mother works at a local NGO. Her parents have been divorced for seven years and Choranai lives with her mother. When not doing homework, she plays with her brother, watches TV, and listens to music. She also enjoys swimming and helping with housework. She shared that her favorite meal is fried vegetables and milk.
Two weeks ago, she developed a problem in her arm so her mother took her to Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, where her skin was debrided twice to help her heal. Doctors at the local hospital suggested she visit our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) for further diagnosis and treatment. Surgeons at CSC diagnosed her with radial nerve palsy and need to do a radial nerve repair and rotational flap and skin graft to repair the paralysis in her arm and hand.
On February 24th, she’ll undergo surgery and after recovery, she will be able to feel and use her hand again. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $696 to fund this procedure.
Choranai and her mom are hopeful that the numbness and paresthesia will disappear and she can use her hand again.
Choranai is a 14-year-old student in tenth grade. She has two siblings, a nine-year-old brother, and a seventeen-year-old sister who is at t...
Choranai underwent nerve repair surgery so she can use her arm again.
Choranai was very lucky she was not more seriously injured and grateful she could have care at Children’s Surgical Centre. The surgeons did a skin graft on her upper arm and a nerve repair for her radial nerve palsy and wrist drop. She was able to return home with a hand splint and has a follow-up planned in a month to see if further nerve repair is necessary. Although it may take up to six months to determine the full success of the nerve repair surgery, Choranai is grateful for the care and hopes to use her right hand again to continue in school and in her favorite activities. Primarily, she wants to finish high school and continue to university to secure a good job in the future.
Choranai’s mother said: “It was very hard on our family and I was so worried about my daughter after she was attacked. She is recovering now, and I am so grateful to the staff and the strangers who helped her so she could have this surgery. She has hope to use her hand and have a good life.”
Choranai was very lucky she was not more seriously injured and grateful she could have care at Children's Surgical Centre. The surgeons did ...