Khlork is an 18-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He is the youngest of three brothers. His mother is a farmer and his father is a tuk tuk driver. Khlork finished schooling and joined his mother in farming. Khlork likes to play basketball and sing songs.
Khlork was born with meningoencephalocele (MEC), a rare congenital anomaly in which fluid from the brain protrudes through a defect in the skull creating a mass beneath the skin. Khlork’s mass was located near his nose and he had it surgically removed five years ago. However, some tissue remains on the bridge of his nose. He has come to surgeons at Watsi’s Medical Partner CSC to have the excess tissue removed. Khlork still experiences some dizziness and discomfort, including headaches.
On June 4th, surgeons at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) will remove the mass. Now, Khlork needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.
Khlork says, “I want to leave my parent’s farm to get a better job at a factory, but I want to finally fix this problem first.”