Rotanak is a 14-year-old student from Cambodia. He lives with his two sisters and his parents who are farmers. Rotanak is in 7th grade and his favorite subject is math. When he is not in school or helping look after his sisters, Rotanak loves to visit the rice field and play football with his friends.
One month ago, Rotanak developed a chalazion, or an inflamed cyst in the tear gland, in his left eye. This is causing him swelling, itchiness, tearing, and discomfort with his appearance. It is hard for him to see and study properly in school.
Rotanak traveled for four hours with his mother to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On February 15th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Rotanak’s symptoms should improve. His family needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.
Rotanak shared, “I hope my eyelid heals and I won’t have to worry about it anymore so I can go to school without problems. When I grow up I want to be a teacher!”