Meet Sao, a five-year-old girl who is currently attending primary school. The youngest in the family, Sao has two sisters and two brothers. She enjoys playing with dolls and with her friends at school.
Sao was born with syndactyly of both hands, a congenital malformation that leaves her fingers on each hand webbed together. Because her fingers are partially united by skin, it is difficult for her to hold or carry objects. Sao traveled four hours with her father to reach Watsi’s medical partner, Children’s Surgical Center (CSC) in hopes of receiving treatment.
$321 in funding can cover all surgical costs as surgeons at CSC perform a syndactyly release surgery on each hand. With carefully placed incisions, the surgeons will separate the connected fingers and improve the overall functionality of her hands. Our support will go a long way to helping young Sao become healthier and stronger.