Mom is a 67-year-old loving grandmother who lives in Kampot province with her husband and her two youngest sons. Her other four children are married with children and live nearby.
Her husband is a rice farmer, and some of their children can help support their living costs. Mom enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and going to the pagoda to hear the monks chant.
Around three months ago, she noticed a mass on her lower lip. Since then, it has grown in size, and the clinic in her province suggested she travel to Phnom Penh for consultation, where she has been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer). She experiences pain, swelling, and itchiness. Basal cell carcinoma can grow deep and destroy surrounding skin, tissue, and bone without treatment.
Mom traveled to the Children’s Surgical Center (CSC) for three hours to seek treatment. Surgeons at CSC will perform surgery to remove the mass, eliminate pain, and reduce the risk of further complications. She needs help to fund this $673 procedure.
She shared, “I hope I can go home to my family and not worry about this anymore and be more comfortable.”