Srey Neang is 15 years old and in the tenth grade. She has two brothers and six sisters. She likes to read books and watch TV.
When she was 11 years old, Srey Neang had an ear infection in her left ear. The infection caused her left tympanic membrane to perforate. Since then, she has experienced ear discharge, hearing loss, and pain. Despite receiving treatment from an NGO in Phnom Penh, her symptoms did not improve. Srey Neang’s family was very worried about her hearing loss.
When Srey Neang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for two hours to seek treatment. On December 8, ENT surgeons at CSC performed a mastoidectomy surgery on her left ear to repair the perforated tympanic membrane and treat the infection. After recovery, Srey Neang’s discharge and pain will cease, and her hearing will improve. CSC is requesting $423 to pay for this procedure.
“I hope that after I heal, I can go back to study and be able to easily listen,” she says. “I want to work at the bank one day.”