Srey Leap is a three-year-old girl, living with her parents near Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Her father works in a nearby garment factory, while her mother is a homemaker.
Srey Leap’s parents noticed that, since her birth, her head has tilted to one side, and she has only a limited range of motion of her neck. Gradually, they have grown more concerned as there has been no improvement over time.
Her mother learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, and brought Srey Leap in for an evaluation. Doctors diagnosed Srey Leap with congenital muscular torticollis, a condition that occurs when muscles in the neck are shortened, sometimes as the result of a difficult birth.
On February 8th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform a nerve and tendon procedure to release the shortened muscle. After recovery, Srey Leap will have an improved range of motion in her neck. Srey Leap and her family need help to fund this $572 procedure.
After surgery her family hopes that she will be able to move more freely.