Seth is a 31-year-old vegetable farmer from Cambodia. She enjoys playing games with her daughter and taking care of the house.
Two years ago, Seth had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Seth experiences itchiness, tinnitus, and hearing loss. She has a difficult time hearing others and this complicates her communication with others. Her family is very worried about her illness and hearing loss.
Seth traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On March 10th, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $464 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
“I hope that after the operation is over, the ear discharge and infection will stop,” Seth said.