Phanny is a 12-year-old girl in 8th grade, where she enjoys reading English and Khmer books. Phanny has an older brother and an older sister and outside of school enjoys listening to pop songs and watching movies on TV.
When Phanny was seven-years-old she fell and dislocated both patellas. Phanny didn’t heal properly at that time and had difficulty walking for years. Earlier this year, Phanny had a quadricepsplasty release surgery on her right knee to release the quadriceps and relocate her patella. She has traveled the four hours back to Children’s Surgical Centre to have the same surgery on her left knee. After the surgery on her left knee, she will be able to walk properly again.
With $378, Phanny will receive her necessary surgery. After this operation her patella will be stabilized so she will no longer experience recurrent left knee dislocations and will be able to walk with ease, and without pain, once again.