Kim Hong is a 13-year-old seventh grader from a rural province in Cambodia near the Vietnamese border. He lives with his parents and two siblings. His father is a motorbike taxi driver and his mother works in a factory. In school, Kim Hong enjoys social studies and math, and he would like to be a doctor one day. After school, he likes playing with water guns with his friends. He shared that his favorite food is “anything fried”, but unfortunately for the last three years, it has been difficult for him to eat.
For three years, Kim Hong has been experiencing sore throats and difficulty swallowing. He is often uncomfortable and misses school. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which, if not treated, will cause his symptoms to persist and possibly worsen over time.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. On February 1st, Kim Hong will undergo a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, where surgeons will remove his tonsils and adenoids. This procedure will hopefully relieve Kim Hong of his symptoms and help him live much more comfortably. Now, he and his family need help raising $265 to fund his procedure and care.
Kim Hong shared, “I hope after surgery I can eat a lot, and stop taking medication all the time because I don’t like the taste.”