Phanny is a married mother with two sons and one daughter. She enjoys cooking and looking after her children.
As a result of multiple falls in the past, Phanny now experiences hip and radicular pain. Radicular pain refers to pain-related symptoms in the lower leg that are often associated with inflammation of a spinal root nerve in the spinal column.
Phanny has stress fractures in her spine. She also has spondylolisthesis, which occurs when one vertebra slips out of place onto the vertebrae below. She experiences back pain, and it is difficult for her to walk.
Together with her husband, Phanny traveled to see surgeons at our medical partner’s care center, Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. Phanny will undergo spinal surgery on January 16. Surgeons will perform a decompression surgery to remove parts of her spine that are pressing on her nerves. Then, they will stabilize her spine with hardware.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $450 to fund this surgery so that Phanny can walk more easily and without pain.