Nikay is a cheerful, five-year-old girl living in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia, with her parents and younger brother. Her father works for a construction company and her mother is a garlic farmer. Nikay is in her last year of preschool and will start kindergarten in the autumn. She loves painting, drawing, playing with her brother, and learning to write the Khmer alphabet.
For the last four years, Nikay has been experiencing sore throats and difficulty swallowing. Frequent illness has caused her to miss school and keeps her from being able to play with her friends. Nikay was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which, if not treated, will cause her symptoms to persist, and possibly intensify over time.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $265 to fund a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for Nikay, which is scheduled to take place on May 3rd, at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. Surgeons will remove her tonsils and adenoids, relieving Nikay of her symptoms, and helping her to live much more comfortably.
Her parents shared: “We just want our daughter to grow up with good health.”