Heab is an 18-year-old chef from Cambodia. She has two sisters and one brother and likes to help with the housework in her free time.
Five years ago, Heab had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Heab experiences hearing loss, headaches, itchiness, discharge, and tinnitus. She cannot communicate effectively and hear others clearly.
Heab traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 21st, 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 $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Heab said, “I hope that after my surgery, I will be able to hear clearly and the infection will stop.”