Sokchan is a 45-year-old with three daughters and three sons. Three of her children are married, and the others still live at home. Her husband is a tuk-tuk taxi driver in the capital, Phnom Penh. She takes care of the house and spends much of her day cooking for her family. At the end of the day, she likes to watch television and the news.
For the past four to five years, Sokchan has had difficulty breathing, with frequent headaches and dizziness. She has nasal discharge and has lost her sense of smell. She feels poorly and has difficulty keeping up with family chores. This has upset her because she never knows if it will develop into something more serious.
Sokchan has visited several local healers for treatment, but her symptoms have not improved. Her relatives suggested she visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, for a diagnosis and treatment. Surgeons have diagnosed her with nasal polyps and plan to do a bilateral nasal polypectomy. Now she needs help to pay for the $343 procedure.
“I hope that I will breathe easier, and the infections will stop so I can take care of my family again. I am so worried about my bad health and want to feel good again,” she shared.