Sopheap is a 50-year-old father of three. He is a tuk-tuk driver and his wife is a tailor in a local market. His children are all married and live away from home. Sopheap hopes that he will be a grandfather soon. When he has free time, Sopheap likes to play chess with his friends and help his wife with housework.
For many years, Sopheap has been experiencing difficulty swallowing and a frequent sore throat. He does not sleep well at night and always feels tired. He often loses his appetite because it is painful to eat. Sopheap was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which, if not treated, will cause his symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $241 to fund a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for Sopheap, which is scheduled to take place on January 5th. Surgeons will remove his tonsils and adenoids, hopefully relieving Sopheap of his symptoms and helping him live much more comfortably.
Sopheap said, “I hope after surgery, I will be able to breathe better and sleep at night. It is hard for me to work at night when I am very tired and don’t feel good.”