Vanda is a 25-year-old simcard seller from Cambodia. He likes listening to classical music, playing soccer, and going for walks with his friends.
Seven months ago, Vanda was in a motorcycle accident that injured his right shoulder. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. He is unable to use his right arm, and it is difficult for him to move his hand.
Vanda traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 13, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will be able to move his arm and hand again. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $637 to fund this procedure.
He says, “After surgery, I hope that I will be able to use my hands again and go back to work.”