Ly Huor, who is 14 years old, lives in Takeo province with his parents and two siblings. Ly Huor’s parents work as rice farmers.
Ly Huor was born with hemiplegia, a type of cerebral palsy that results from damage to the part of the brain that controls muscle movements. As a consequence, patients suffer from paralysis of one half of the body. Recently, Ly Huor has struggled to use his right arm and hand.
Ly Huor and his family consulted with physicians at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On November 2nd, he will undergo a nerve and tendon procedure at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre to improve the position and function of his right hand. Now the family needs your help to fund the $572 procedure and post-op care.
Ly Huor’s mother shared: “I hope my son can move his arm and hand better and we don’t have to worry so much anymore.”
Ly Huor, who is 14 years old, lives in Takeo province with his parents and two siblings. Ly Huor's parents work as rice farmers.
Ly Huor underwent nerve and tendon procedure.
Ly Huor’s parents were fortunate to learn about medical partner clinic, Children’s Surgical Centre, from a local hospital to improve the weakness on the right side of his body. Surgeons aimed to restore shoulder movement by transferring functional muscles to power non-functional ones. They are confident that new nerve pathways will develop to replace the damaged ones. After surgery, Ly Huor kept his surgical site covered and his arm elevated for several weeks, then he and his mother will start to work with the physical therapy team on progressive strengthening. Recovery might take many months, but Ly Huor’s parents are hopeful he can adapt well and not be dependent on others as he grows up.
His mom shared, “Thank you to everyone. We are happy for Ly Huor to improve and go home and see our family.”
Ly Huor's parents were fortunate to learn about medical partner clinic, Children's Surgical Centre, from a local hospital to improve the wea...