Sophanaroth is seven years old and in the second grade. She has one brother and one sister. In her free time, she likes to read books and paint pictures.
Sophanaroth has a type of congenital strabismus called exotropia in her right eye. This condition causes her eye to turn outward.
When Sophanaroth’s family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, they traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On October 31, doctors performed a corrective eye surgery. After recovery, Sophanaroth’s vision will improve. Now, her family needs help to fund this $264 procedure.
“I hope my granddaughter feels better with her eye,” says Sophanaroth’s grandmother, who accompanied her to surgery, “so that I don’t have to worry about her being shy around everyone when she goes to school.”