Pisal is a sixth grade student from Cambodia. He loves to study Khmer literature and mathematics, and hopes to be an accountant when he grows up.
Since he was five years old, Pisal had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his right ear to perforate. For this reason, Pisal experiences pain, discharge, itchiness, and hearing loss. He is unable to hear properly during school and cannot communicate well with others due to his lack of hearing.
Pisal traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On March 5, 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 am able to attend school and participate in my activities like normal.”