Samrong lives in Phnom Penh with his mother and father. His father is a tuk tuk driver, and his mother is a farmer. He is an only child, but has many good friends in school. He is in the second grade and his favorite subject is mathematics. When he is not playing with his friends, he likes to draw cartoons in his sketchbook.
Samrong has had several throat and respiratory infections in the past three years. Last week, he started to have severe throat pain and a mild fever. He has difficulty swallowing and eating. His parents brought him to Watsi’s Medical Partner CSC, where it was determined he would need a tonsillectomy.
Once he recovers from this procedure, Samrong will no longer experience chronic throat pain or tonsillitis, and he will have an easier time sleeping and eating.
Sarong’s parents said, “We feel worried about his throat, and it has had a big effect on our family, because when he is sick we cannot work. I hope that he recovers quickly from this surgery and goes back to school to enjoy learning.”