April 9, 2022
La is a 36-year-old mother of three children. She is married and her husband works as a construction worker. To help support her family, she sells soft drinks and coffee from her home. The couple has one son and two daughters, who are all in public school. In her free time, La enjoys walking her children to and from school, cooking, and, after a long day, watching television.
Five years ago, La injured her left knee and she has experienced intermittent pain since the injury. Unfortunately, in December 2021, she was involved in a motorbike accident where she re-injured the same knee. After an x-ray, she was diagnosed with an aneurysmal bone cyst, or a benign, blood-filled lesion in the bone that often expands or grows. She experiences severe pain and now has difficulty walking. To treat her condition, surgeons plan to remove the cyst from her left knee and heal her joint.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping La receive treatment. On April 9th, surgeons will perform procedure to relieve La of her pain and allow her to walk easily. Now, she needs help raising $600 to fund her procedure and care.
La shared, “I am thankful that I will be able to return to work and care for my children after this surgery.”
La is a 36-year-old mother of three children. She is married and her husband works as a construction worker. To help support her family, she...
May 5, 2022
La underwent a knee surgery so she can walk well again.
La returned to our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre for a planned total knee replacement, when her biopsy showed that she had a giant cell tumour - a rare, aggressive non-cancerous tumour. In an effort to spare her knee joint and painful post-joint replacement rehabilitation, surgeons decided to change her treatment plan to perform an arthrodesis and removal of the tumour, but not her joint. A metal plate and medical-grade cement were used to stabilize her knee joint as she heals. She spent a week in the hospital and worked closely with the physiotherapy team to strengthen her leg and learn to walk again. She was happy to return home after her stitches were removed and is looking forward to walking her children to and from school and selling beverages from her home to support their family’s income.
La shared, “after so many years of pain in my knee, I am now hopeful that my pain will go away and I can have a good life taking walks with my children and my husband. Thank you to the doctors who explained everything to me, and to everyone who supported us so we can have good medical care even when we can’t pay.”
La returned to our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre for a planned total knee replacement, when her biopsy showed that she had a gi...