Leang Sim is a seven-year-old 1st grade student. She has one older brother who is 11 years old and in the 6th grade. Their father sells vegetables at the market and their mother is a vegetable farmer. When Leang Sim is not at school she likes to play with toys with her brother, read books, watch TV, and go outside with her parents.
When Leang Sim was one, her mother first noticed she had a curved spine. Doctors have now diagnosed Leang Sim with thoracolumbar scoliosis. She arrived at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) with a curved spine reporting difficulty walking, sleeping, and trouble breathing after strenuous activity.
Surgeons at CSC will place an extending rod inside Leang Sim’s back to help improve her condition now and as she grows, the rod will be extended to alleviate her scoliosis.
Leang Sim’s mother is hopeful for the surgery and said, “I hope my daughter can walk well after surgery.”