Yna is a young girl from Cambodia. She has a brother and four sisters. She likes learning the Khmer language and hopes to be a teacher someday.
Ten years ago, Yna had an ear infection. This infection caused a cholesteatoma, or an abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. For this reason, Yna experiences pain and tinnitus. It is difficult for her to hear and she has ear pain.
Yna traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On August 7, she will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in her right ear. During this procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $842 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Her mother says, “I worry about my daughter’s ear problem and hope the surgery will be good.”