Sambath, who is 34 years old, lives with his wife and two children in Kampong Speu province. His wife stays at home to care for their young son and daughter, while Sambath works as a driver. In his free time, he meets up with friends in his village to play football, and he also enjoys cooking.
For the past year, Sambath has lived with a persistent sinus infection. He experiences fevers, headaches, swelling, and congestion. It’s hard for him to sleep because he has difficulty breathing, and he is constantly taking medication to try to unblock his nose.
Doctors have advised Sambath that surgery will help to relieve the severe pressure in his sinus, and will allow his nose to be drained, enabling him to breathe normally again. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $319 to fund the endoscopic sinus surgery that Sambath needs, which is scheduled for August 15th, at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre.
Sambath told us that he wants to get better so he can have more energy to take care of his family and find a better job.