Ranika is an 11-year-old student from Cambodia. She lives with her mother, who is a tailor, and her younger sister. She is in the sixth grade at school, and her favorite subject is math. She likes to read magazines and help her mother in her shop.
Since she was two, Ranika has had chronic tonsillitis. When this condition flares up, she experiences pain in her throat, difficulty speaking or swallowing, and occasionally a fever. Her mother brought her to our Medical Partner Children’s Surgical Centre, where the doctors will be able to perform a tonsillectomy.
Once her tonsils have been removed, Ranika will be able to study and do her daily activities with complete comfort.
Ranika’s mother told us, “This problem makes it difficult for my daughter to focus at school, so I hope that she will get better and be more comfortable.”