Srey Roth is a bright ten-year-old student. She lives with her parents in Pursat province and attends grade two in school. She has one younger sister who does not attend school yet. Her father drives a tractor, and her mother sells drinks from the front of their home to support their family. Her favorite subjects in school are English, mathematics, and the Khmer language. When she is older, she would like to be a doctor. At home, her favorite meal is fried pork. When she is not doing homework, Srey Roth likes to play with her sister or read books.
Since over a year ago, Srey Roth has been experiencing difficulty swallowing. She often has difficulty breathing at night and high fevers and a sore throat. She is unable to eat solid foods when she feels poorly, and doesn’t sleep well. This makes it difficult for her to stay awake at school. Srey Roth was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which, if not treated, will cause her symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $265 to fund a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for Srey Roth, which is scheduled to take place on December 13th. Surgeons will remove her tonsils and adenoids, hopefully relieving Srey Roth of her symptoms and helping her live much more comfortably.
Her mother said: “I hope this operation will help Srey Roth, so she can feel good, eat well, and have no more pain.”