Chan Heng is a seven-year-old first-grader. She lives in Kampong Chnang province with her parents and younger sister. Her mom works in a nearby garment factory, and her dad is a rice farmer. Chan Heng enjoys playing with her little sister, eating fried eggs with rice, and hopes to become a teacher one day.
Approximately four years ago, Chan Heng started encountering a sore throat and challenges with swallowing, leading to frequent school absences and disrupted sleep. Chan Heng was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which, if left untreated, will cause her symptoms to persist and potentially worsen.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $265 to fund a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for Chan Heng, scheduled for June 8th. Through this procedure, surgeons aim to remove her tonsils and adenoids, hoping to alleviate Chan Heng’s symptoms and significantly improve her overall comfort and well-being.
Her mother shared, “I hope everything will be easier for my daughter after her surgery. I want her to feel well at school and sleep better.”