On February 2nd, 2016, Mey and her mom were in a moto accident. This caused a femur fracture and open popliteal wound for Mey. Mey’s mom was 9 months pregnant at the time of the accident. After the accident, Mey and her mom went to the hospital. Mey’s wound was closed without exploration and a nail was put into her femur. Mey’s mom had a C-section to deliver the baby (Mey’s little brother).
Mey is a five-year-old from Cambodia in first grade. She enjoys playing with toys, dolls, and with her friends at school. Mey traveled 2 hours with her mom to reach our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment.
When Mey arrived at CSC, she had complete palsy below her knee and a popliteal region scar. It is difficult for her to walk. For $392, we can fund the nerve suture and graft Mey needs to regain her strength.
Surgeons will operate on the tibial nerve at popliteal fossa, or colloquially referred to as the kneepit, and perform a nerve suture and graft. After surgery she should regain control of her lower leg and it will be easier for her to walk.
Let’s help make it possible!