Sophanha is a six-month-old baby who has an older brother and sister. His father and 20-year-old brother operate a coffee stand outside a factory, and his sister is a 17-year-old high school student. His mother stays home to take care of Sophanha right now.
When he was born, Sophanha was diagnosed with Erb’s palsy on his left arm and hand. This leads to weakness, loss of function and sensation so that the young boy is unable to lift his arm or use his hand.
Sophanha traveled with his family to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On July 29th, he will undergo surgery that will help him be able to use his hand in the future as he grows up. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is requesting $696 to fund this procedure.
Sophanha’s mother shares, “I am glad my baby can get this surgery, and I hope he can use his arm soon and grow strong.”