Panha is a ten-year-old boy from Cambodia. He is just starting the 4th grade at his local school. Panha likes to do homework and watch the song channel on TV in his free time.
When Panha was four years old, he received poorly administered injections in his left thigh. This caused a muscle fibrosis in his hip, which makes it very difficult for him to walk. Panha is in constant pain, and he cannot easily bend or move his left leg.
Panha traveled with his mother for three hours to seek treatment at Watsi’s medical partner, Children’s Surgical Center (CSC). On October 25, 2016, surgeons at CSC performed a quadriceplasty to release the contracted adhesions and improve the range of Panha’s flexion muscle. This will allow Panha to walk more easily and without pain. $425 in funds will cover necessary medications, surgical procedures, and physical therapy.
Panha shares, “After the operation, I want to go home and return to school.”