Dane is the youngest child of her family, and her parents are rice farmers. Since she cannot spend much time outside, she enjoys painting, watching movies on TV, and listening to the stories her brothers read to her from their books.
When she was born, Dane had scoliosis that is causing her spine to curve, affecting her ability to walk normally. Though she does not feel pain, she has difficulty moving around the house by herself, and she requires extra care from her family, who must also spend a lot of time working on their farm. Her mother is also worried about her confidence and independence as she gets older. After getting a recommendation from a neighbor, Dane’s parents brought her directly to Watsi’s Partner Children’s Surgical Centre to get treatment.
Doctors will perform spinal surgery to correct the curve of Dane’s spine, allowing it to develop normally. After recovery, she will have increased mobility and normal posture.
Her mother said, “I worried about my daughter’s spine since she was born, but I know that when she gets surgery, her back will be stronger and she will be more confident.”