Channa is a 13-year-old student. She’s the youngest of six children in her family, and has two older brothers, and three older sisters. Her siblings are married and work in construction or at the local clothes factory. Her father sadly passed away six years ago, and her mother has taken over the family farm and grows vegetables. When she is not in school, she likes to go swimming or for walks with her friends. Her favorite subject in school is Khmer literature, and she would like to be a lawyer when she grows up.
Since she was born, Channa has had a mass on the right side of her nose. The mass was removed once before, but has come back. She experiences pain and feels ashamed of her appearance.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Channa receive treatment. She traveled to visit CSC’s care center where, on December 9th, surgeons will remove the mass. Doctors believe the mass is a hamartoma, or an abnormal growth that is a mixture of cells and tissue, but they would like to do a histology to confirm whether additional treatment is needed following the excision. Now, Channa’s family needs help raising $231 to fund her procedure and care.
Channa’s mother shared that she is hopeful that after surgery her daughter will look and feel better and can go to school.