Vanna is a 33-year-old mother from Cambodia who works as a factory worker. When she is not at work, Vanna enjoys spending time with her daughter and watching television.
In January of 2016, Vanna fell and fractured her left femur. She went to a military hospital where doctors performed an open reduction and internal fixation procedure by inserting hardware into her leg in order to facilitate healing. Vanna’s fracture healed, however she now experiences pus discharge and has developed chronic osteomyelitis, a severe infection of the bone. Doctors have recommended that she undergo hardware removal surgery in order to relieve her of her pain and prevent the infection from spreading.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $214 to cover the cost Vanna’s surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 10 and, once completed, will hopefully help Vanna feel comfortable again and return to the activities that she enjoys.