Manor is a 31-year-old teacher from Cambodia. He is single, lives in Kandal province, and has nine siblings. He lives with and supports his elderly mother. When not teaching at the local school, he likes to read history books and help translate letters.
For the past five years, he has had a mass slowly growing on the right side of his neck. Doctors have determined he has a goiter in his thyroid. The thyroid is a small gland located in the neck that makes hormones. Due to the growing mass, he has difficulty breathing and feels tension and fullness in his throat. He often feels fatigued from lack of sleep and has headaches.
On January 24th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass, removing the tension in his throat, and allowing him to breathe with greater ease. Manor needs help raising $273 to fund his procedure.
He said: “I hope that after this treatment I will get better from this disease. I want the tension in my throat to stop and not feel tired.”