Heng is a 57-year-old mother of five, with three daughters and two sons. Her husband died during the Khmer Rouge regime. She looks after five of her grandchildren and helps the family with farming and animal husbandry.
Since she was 24 years old, she has had ear discharge, and tinnitus; she has had significant hearing loss for the past 10 years and cannot communicate clearly with others.
Heng traveled to our medical partner’s care center hoping to receive treatment. On February 4th, 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.
She hopes that her ear will be free of infection, her ear discharge will finally stop and her hearing will be improved. She wants to feel better and be able to do more on her own.