Mengkeang is a street food vendor from Cambodia. She has five sisters. She likes to watch TV and go for walks.
Five months ago, she was in a motor vehicle accident that caused paralysis of her right arm. She has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on her right side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. She is unable to use her arm and hand, and she cannot work.
Mengkeang traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On October 16, she will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, she will be able to use her right hand again. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $637 to fund this procedure.
She says, “I look forward to returning to work and being able to use my arm again.”