Chanra is a teenager from Cambodia. She enjoys studying mathematics, and hopes to become a teacher one day.
When she was just nine months hold, Chanra fell out of her stroller and injured her right shoulder. After that time, she has not been able to move her right shoulder, and has difficulty flexing her elbow. She was treated for her injuries at the Khmer Soviet Hospital in Phnom Penh, but no diagnosis was given. She still experiences stiffness in her shoulder, and spastic muscle movements in her elbow and wrist.
Surgery will attempt to repair the damaged nerves, and allow Chanra to make use of her right shoulder and arm muscles again. Surgery is scheduled for August 14 and will cost $497.