Sokcheat is 11 years old and in the fifth grade at school. Her father is a welder, and her mother is a farmer. She is the youngest child in her family, with two sisters and one brother. She shared that her favorite subject at school is reading, and she loves to read at home as well. She also has many friends living near her house, and they often explore together outside.
Since last year, Sokcheat has experienced chronic tonsillitis. She has had difficulty breathing and speaking. She feels a strong pain in her throat, making eating and drinking difficult as well. Her parents have spent money on medicine for her throat, but nothing has been effective, and they cannot keep paying for treatment.
Now, Sokcheat has come to Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) with her family. Doctors will be able to perform a tonsillectomy procedure to remove her inflamed tonsils, which will relieve her of her symptoms. She will be able to do her daily activities comfortably and return to school.
Sokcheat’s mother told us, “I am so happy that we came to CSC, and that my daughter can get the surgery she needs. She will not have to feel this pain in her throat after the surgery and she will be able to speak easily.”