Vathanak is a 6-year-old with one younger brother. Vathanak’s father works as a sugarcane farmer and his mother works at home. His favorite meal is pork curry with fried vegetables. Vathanak wants to be a policeman or engineer when he grows up. In his free time he enjoys playing with his brother, flying a kite, reading books, and writing letters.
Two years ago Vathanak began having problems breathing, swallowing, and sleeping at night. He experiences nasal obstruction, snoring, fevers, and weight loss due to difficulty swallowing. His parents worry about his condition and must spend money on medicines every month to treat his symptoms.
He has been diagnosed with grade four tonsil hypertrophy and ENT surgeons at our Medical Partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) will perform a tonsillectomy. Vathanak’s family is raising $241 to cover the cost of his treatment.
Vathanak’s mother said, “I hope my son can breathe better and be able to sleep well.”