Sokchan is a 14-year-old girl and the oldest child in her family. She is older sister to one brother and two sisters. Sokchan’s mom is a fish-seller at their local market and her dad is a police officer. At home, Sokchan enjoys reading and researching recipes while learning to cook with her mom. Her favorite meal is fish and vegetables. At school, Sokchan’s favorite subject is Cambodian history. When she grows up, she wants to be a police officer just like her dad.
Four years ago, Sokchan developed a nasal obstruction that led to runny noses, frequent sneezing, difficulty breathing, and headaches. Because of this, she has missed several days of school.
Sokchan and her family visited our medical parter Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) for treatment. On January 18th, the surgeons at CSC will perform bilateral nasal polypectomy to help alleviate Sokchan’s symptoms. Sokchan’s family has raised $74 toward the cost of the procedure, and CSC is seeking support for the remaining $397.
Sokchan’s mother shared, “I hope after surgery, Sokchan will feel better and won’t miss any more school.”