Phal Rika is a 12-year-old student. She is an only child and is in grade seven in a public school. Her mother works in a local garment factory; her father passed away several years ago from hypertension. She likes to do her homework, help her mother around the house, and read books.
Phal Rika developed a chalazion in her right eye, causing her redness, irritation, and swelling of the eyelid. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is very itchy and she cannot see well from her eye due to swelling. This makes it difficult for her to concentrate on her schoolwork.
Phal Rika traveled for one and a half hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On September 15th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Phal Rika’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $210 to fund this procedure.
Her mother shared: “I hope the operation will be easy for my daughter so she can see well again and not miss any school.”