Pov is a 27-year-old factory worker from Cambodia. He has two brothers and a sister and enjoys doing work around the house in his free time.
When he was fifteen years old, Pov 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, Pov experiences ear discharge, pain, and hearing loss. Pain and ear discharge makes it difficult for Pov to work and do daily activities.
Pov traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 6, he will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in his 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.
His sister says, “I hope that the surgery will improve my brother’s hearing and stop any ear discharge and pain.”