Kakrona is a 22-year-old air conditioner repairman. He’s the middle child in his family, with a brother who is 29 and in the military and a sister who is 16 and in the 9th grade. Kakrona’s parents are farmers.
In December 2019 Kakrona was in a motor vehicle accident that caused paralysis of his left shoulder and arm. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. He is unable to lift his arm and he has not been able to work much since his accident.
Kakrona finally traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 1st, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will be able to use his arm again. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $696 to fund this procedure.
Kakrona says, “I hope after surgery my left shoulder heals and I can work well again.”