Sen Rith is a thirteen-year-old student. Sen Rith is in grade six and lives at the Sunrise Children’s Village, where abandoned children are given a home, food, schooling, and vocational training to help support themselves when they turn 18. When not studying, Sen Rith likes watching funny stories on TV and playing with other children.
For the past two years, Sen Rith has been experiencing a sore throat, cough, and difficulty swallowing. Sen Rith often has pain and fever and experiences difficulty eating and sleeping. When he feels poorly, Sen Rith does not attend school, and cannot eat anything. Sen Rith was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which, if not treated, will cause symptoms to persist and intensify over time.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is requesting $265 to fund a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for Sen Rith, which is scheduled to take place on May 11th. Surgeons will remove his tonsils and adenoids, hopefully relieving Sen Rith of his symptoms and helping him live much more comfortably.
Sen Rith shared, “I want to go to school, but cannot when I feel bad. I hope to stop my throat infections and feel healthy again.”