Phaneat is a 23-year-old student who lives in Phnom Penh City with her parents. She has 3 siblings - 2 older brothers who are married and a younger sister. Her parents have a small grocery store. In school, Phaneat is studying to be an accountant. When she has free time, she likes to read books and do research.
Since Phaneat was 10 years old, she has had frequent sore throats. It is often difficult for her to swallow and breathe. She has tried many medications from their local pharmacy, but her illness always returns. For the past 3 months, Phaneat has had a chronic sore throat, difficulty swallowing and has lost her appetite. She was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which, if not treated, will cause her symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.
Fortunately, our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) is able to help. Phaneat is scheduled for a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy on September 4th. Surgeons will remove her tonsils and adenoids, hopefully relieving Phaneat of her symptoms and helping her live much more comfortably. She is able to contribute $50 towards the cost of surgery and needs help raising $265 to fund the procedure.
She said, “I hope my sore throat goes away, it will be easy to breathe and easy to eat.”