Chan is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She is married and has one daughter. She likes to watch TV and play games.
A few months, Chan had an ear infection. This infection caused a cholesteatoma, or an abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. For this reason, Chan experiences ear discharge, pain, tinnitus, and hearing loss. It is difficult for her to hear and communicate.
Chan traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On September 7, she will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in her left ear. During this procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $842 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
She says, “I hope I have no more ear pain after the surgery.”