Buntin is a six-year-old student in grade two. He lives with his parents and his younger brother. His father has been blind for ten years and is not able to work. His mother supports the family working as a noodle seller at their local market. Buntin likes reading books to his brother and watching TV cartoons. He shared that he wants to be a police officer when he grows up.
Since he was born, Buntin has had a condition called torticollis in which his head has been tilted due to contracture on the left side of his neck. Since the left side of his neck is shorter than the right, he cannot tilt it normally and has trouble rotating his head. He has difficulty doing normal everyday tasks and experiences occasional ostracization from other kids due to his condition.
Surgeons at our partner CSC will perform a tenotomy procedure to release tension in the muscles of his neck. Once the surgery is completed, Buntin will have increased range of motion and will be able to enjoy increased confidence.
Buntin’s mother said, “I hope my son will have an easier time playing once his surgery is successful, and his neck will be stronger.”