Thavy is a 62-year-old woman with a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren. Thavy enjoys listening to the radio, reading dharma, visiting the pagoda, and taking care of her grandchildren.
In May 2019, Thavy fell and fractured her left elbow. She has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on her left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand, and injuries to this network can result in loss of function and sensation. She was taken to a clinic where the fracture was healed but she still experiences numbness, pain, muscle atrophy, and lack of mobility of her left hand.
Surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, will perform a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, she will able to freely use her left arm and hand again.
Thavy shared, “I hope I can start to use my left hand again without numbness or pain.”