Kimhong is an eight-year-old first grader from Cambodia, where he lives with his parents and younger sister. His father works in sales at a local company and his mother sells groceries from a street cart. Kimhong hopes to become a police officer when he grows up.
Two years ago, Kimhong began experiencing a sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Frequent illness has caused him to miss school and he is unable to eat properly. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which, if left untreated, will cause his symptoms to persist, and possibly intensify over time.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $265 to fund a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for Kimhong. On April 26th, surgeons at Kien Khleang Rehabilitation Centre will remove his tonsils and adenoids, relieving Kimhong of his symptoms and improving his quality of life.
Kimhong shared: “I hope my throat feels better so I can sleep without waking up and go back to school every day.”