Sokphat is a 64-year-old woman from Cambodia. She has three sisters, all of whom are married. Sokphat is single and lives with her nephew. She manages all the housework and cooking for their household, and he helps support her living costs.
About three years ago, Sokphat developed nasal polyps, which are noncancerous growths in the lining of the nasal passage. Her nasal path to the eye duct on her right side has been blocked. As a result, she experiences headaches, nasal congestion, eye pain, and vision loss. She is not well enough to leave the house or do any housework.
Sokphat needs to undergo a dacryocystorhinostomy, a procedure in which surgeons create a new path for tears to drain between her eyes and her nose. Fortunately, she could travel two hours to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment. On December 13th, doctors will perform a nasal polypectomy to remove the polyps. After recovery, she will be able to breathe more easily. CSC is requesting $319 to fund this procedure. Sokphat was able to gather $75 to contribute to her care.
Sokphat said: “I hope the doctors can fix the pain from my eyes to my nose so I can feel good again and take care of my nephew.”