Samet is a 41-year-old taxi driver from Cambodia. He has two daughters and a son. After work, he likes to go to the gym to workout and help his kids study their lessons.
Ten years ago, Samet had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his left ear to perforate. For this reason, Samet experiences tinnitus, ear discharge, and hearing loss. He cannot hear or communicate easily with others, making his work as a taxi driver difficult.
Samet traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On March 10th, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his 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.
Samet said, “I hope that my hearing will improve and I will no longer have an ear infection.”