In December 2012, Vanny fell down the stairs and fractured her left elbow. Her initial injuries were treated, but they have since not healed properly and her elbow has become deformed. She finds it difficult to carry things and often experiences pain at nighttime. Surgery will help to re-position the bones so they heal in alignment, and she will be able to move her arm again without any discomfort. Vanny enjoys studying Khmer literature at school and likes to watch television and play games with her older brother.