Sophea is an 18-year-old student from Cambodia. She lives at home with her parents and two siblings. Her dad is a rice farmer and her mom cares for the children at home. Sophea spends most of her free time reading and studying. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to school.
Sophea was born with club feet, a condition in which the feet are turned in and under, making it difficult to walk and balance. Currently, Sophea uses a wheelchair to help her get around.
Sophea’s family traveled an hour and a half to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), so she could undergo clubfoot treatment. On February 15th, surgeons will perform bilateral tendon Achilles lengthening (TAL) and casting. Surgery and physiotherapy will improve her mobility. The procedure will cost $572.
Sophea said, “I hope I will look better after surgery and walk someday.”
Sophea is an 18-year-old student from Cambodia. She lives at home with her parents and two siblings. Her dad is a rice farmer and her mom ca...
Sophea underwent surgery to repair her clubfoot.
Sophea has seen many doctors to correct her disability and hopes that this will be her last surgery. Surgeons performed surgery to lengthen her tendon and correct the clubfoot on her left leg. They applied screws to position her foot is in the optimal position. Now the physiotherapy team will work with her on core strengthening exercises and flexibility. She will no longer experience pain and hopes to walk without crutches soon. The surgeons look forward to tracking her improvements in the coming months. Sophea is looking forward to returning to school and leading a big life ahead with her friends and family.
Sophea shared, “I am so thankful that I was able to receive this treatment so I can keep going to school. This treatment will help me in the future because I will be able to walk without pain and can work for my family again. Thank you to all the staff who helped me.”
Sophea has seen many doctors to correct her disability and hopes that this will be her last surgery. Surgeons performed surgery to lengthen ...