Leap is a nine-year-old girl from Cambodia. Leap lives in Kampong Speu province with her family and is the middle child. Her parents are farmers. Due to her health issues, she has not been able to participate in school, but she has many friends near her home and enjoys playing outside and painting pictures.
Leap has experienced persistent otorrhea, or ear discharge, since she was a baby. Recently, persistent ear infections created a mass, called a cholesteatoma, in her left ear. This mass has ruptured her ear drum and created an infected abcess. Leap experiences pain and hearing loss, and her ear is severely swollen.
Leap traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On June 5th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Leap needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.
Leap’s mother said, “My daughter has had this problem her whole life, and now it has gotten worse. I hope that she can finally feel better and not have ear pain.”