Kanika is a fourth grade student from Cambodia. He likes to play games, read books, and watch television. He hopes to become a police officer when he gets older.
When he was eight, Kanika had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his right ear to perforate. For this reason, Kanika experiences hearing loss, pain, irritation, discharge, and tinnitus. He finds it difficult to listen in class and has trouble communicating with others.
Kanika traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On August 9, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his 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.
He says, “I hope that after my surgery I will be able to hear again and my parents will no longer have to worry about my condition.”