Lai is a 68-year-old farmer who is married with four sons and three daughters. She traveled five hours with her husband to reach Watsi’s medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment.
Lai fell from a bicycle in May of 2015 and began experiencing pain in her left hip. She is unable to walk without support and is constantly in pain.
An x-ray at CSC shows a left femoral neck fracture, which is a break in the neck of the femur, otherwise known as the thigh bone.
Surgeons at CSC will perform a hemiarthroplasty to replace the fractured bone and allow Lai to walk again without pain. The hemiarthroplasty will replace half of the hip joint with a prosthesis. The surgery will cost $392.
When Lai is not working she enjoys listening to the radio and looking after her children. After the surgery, Lai will be able to work again.