Panha is a ninth grade student from Cambodia. She has one sister. She likes to read, do homework, and watch TV.
When she was five, Panha had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Panha experiences ear discharge, pain, tinnitus, and hearing loss. She cannot hear clearly
Panha traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On January 4, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Her father says, “I hope my daughter’s hearing improves and she has no more pain.”