Unmea was not exactly a breach baby, but her delivery was difficult as she was not in the right position. To correct her position, the doctor reached inside and pulled her arm to turn her. Consequently, since birth, Unmea has suffered from Erb’s palsy, her wrist limp and slightly twisted. Without being able to lift her wrist, she is not able to use her thumb and a finger to pinch, to pick things up. Reconstructive surgery to move and tighten tendons can give her that ability.
Unmea was one of Interplast’s first patients in Dhaka this year---and one of the most beautiful and brightest. At 17 years old, she is studying to become an economist.