Dav is a 25-year-old construction worker. Dav’s wife is a garment worker and together they have a one-year-old son, who they adore.
In January, Dav was in a motorcycle accident, causing trauma to his right shoulder. Dav was treated at a local clinic, where surgeons placed screws and plates to repair his broken arm, but he has experienced paralysis from extensive nerve damage. Dav has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury that impacts the 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. Dav is unable to lift his right arm, abduct his shoulder, or have any sensation in his fingers. Dav cannot work to support his family so Dav, his wife, and child live with Dav’s parents.
Dav traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. This is the only center in the country where this treatment is available. On March 7th, Dav will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, the nerves that have been damaged will be able to regenerate, allowing Dav to have use of his arm again.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is helping Dav raise $696 to fund this procedure.
Dav is hopeful that with this care, he can use his arm again to lift up his son and return to work to support his family.