Sopheap underwent surgery so she can use her right arm.
After traveling six hours to our medical partner, Sopheap underwent a successful nerve transfer surgery to lessen her pain. As part of the healing process, she will also work with a physiotherapist to learn exercises designed to stretch and strengthen the muscles in her arm. Her full recovery process may take up to six months.
Sopheap is looking forward to returning to work to support her family. Smiling brightly, she shared, “I am so happy that the surgeons could fix my arm so that I can return to farming, and raise my children. I was so worried I would never be able to hug them again. Thank you to everyone who supports us to improve our lives so we can care for ourselves.”
After traveling six hours to our medical partner, Sopheap underwent a successful nerve transfer surgery to lessen her pain. As part of the h...
Sopheap is a 38-year-old farmer. Her husband works at a hotel near their home. Together they have two young daughters, a one-year-old and a three-year-old.
Four months ago, Sopheap was in a driving accident that led to paralysis of her right hand. She has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that transmit signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Due to this injury, Sopheap is experiencing pain and paralysis on her right side.
Sopheap traveled to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), to receive treatment at their care center. On August 4th, she will undergo brachial plexus repair surgery. Upon recovery, Sopheap will be able to use her arm again.
CSC is requesting $696 to fund this procedure.
Sopheap says, “I hope I can regain use of my arm as soon as possible after this procedure.”
Sopheap is a 38-year-old farmer. Her husband works at a hotel near their home. Together they have two young daughters, a one-year-old and a ...