Sokleap is a 13-year-old girl who lives in Kandal province with her parents and younger brother in Cambodia. Her mom works at a factory and her father is a mango farmer. Sokleap loves to read and hopes to one day be a teacher of Cambodian history. Her favorite meal is barbecued pork and rice.
About a year ago, Sokleap developed a painful mass in her right thigh. After visiting a doctor, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, the most common type of bone cancer, which mainly affects teenagers and young adults. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy to shrink the mass and prevent the cancer from spreading.
Unfortunately, despite completing some courses of chemotherapy, Sokleap now needs to undergo surgery to remove a portion of her hip joint greatly impacted by bone cancer. This will give her the best chance of survival as she completes chemotherapy.
Surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) will perform this procedure on April 26th. CSC is requesting $479 to cover the cost of the operation.
Sokleap’s family said, “After surgery, we hope that Sokleap will be in less pain and can continue her treatment.”