Chamman is a 29-year-old woman who lives at a pagoda in Cambodia. She spends her time cleaning and helping the monks around the pagoda.
Chamman has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects the body’s muscles and movement. In March 2015, she took a fall and injured her right hip. Over the past year, her pain has been getting worse, and she is now walking with an abnormal gait.
Chamman traveled an hour with her mother to reach Children’s Surgical Centre in Phnom Penh. Doctors there diagnosed her with osteonecrosis of the right hip. This means that part of her hip bone has not been receiving enough blood flow, and has begun to die. If left untreated, Chamman will continue to be in pain, and the decayed bone could eventually collapse.
For $392 we can fund the hemiarthroplasty surgery that she needs. This procedure will replace the dying bone in her hip with a prothesis.
After receiving her hemiarthroplasty, Chamman’s hip will be stronger and she will be able to walk easily and without pain. Let’s help get Chamman mobile again by funding her treatment.