February 8, 2022
Vanna is a 22-year-old driver. He has a brother and sister, and his mother works as a rice farmer. In his free time, Vanna enjoys listening to music, watching TV, playing games on his phone, and helping his mother with the housework.
In October, Vanna was in a car accident that fractured his right femur and wounded his right foot. After the accident, he went to a government hospital, where he underwent surgery to address the fracture. However, Vanna is still experiencing a skin defect and swelling on his right heel. He was referred to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment, as he is experiencing pain and difficulty walking.
When Vanna learned about CSC, he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On February 8th, surgeons will perform a skin graft procedure to heal his wound and allow him to walk again. CSC is requesting $474 to fund his procedure.
Vanna shared, “This treatment will help me return to work and help my family. My life will change because I will be able to use my right foot without pain again.”
Vanna is a 22-year-old driver. He has a brother and sister, and his mother works as a rice farmer. In his free time, Vanna enjoys listening ...
May 11, 2022
Vanna underwent skin graft surgery to help him walk again.
Vanna had complex surgery at our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre to connect a blood supply to the transplanted tissue on his right foot. Surgeons dressed it with a sterile dressing and Vanna was given antibiotics to make sure the area did not get reinfected. He remained in the hospital until surgeons were sure his procedure was successful and now he has returned home. After his foot heals, he is happy he’ll be able to drive again and support his family’s income. He told us that this will help ensure his family has sufficient food in case their crops are not productive.
Vanna shared: “My family is happy about the treatment of my foot. I am grateful for the expertise of the doctors and the generosity of the donors who helped to pay for my surgery. I will be free of pain, and able to walk and work again to support our family.”
Vanna had complex surgery at our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre to connect a blood supply to the transplanted tissue on his righ...