Rady is an 11-year-old, sixth grade student. He is the only child in his family. Rady’s father works in construction, and in the future Rady wants to become a policeman.
One year ago, Rady had an ear infection that caused cholesteatoma, or an abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. The growth made Rady experience hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear discharge. It is difficult for him to hear at school and communicate with his friends
Rady traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On July 1st, he will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in his left ear. During this procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $925 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Rady would like his life to return to normal, “I hope my ear will improve soon so I can return to school and see and hear my friends.”