Meng Neang is a sixth grade student from Cambodia. She has three sisters and three brothers. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Her favorite subject in school is science.
When she was three, Meng Neang 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, Meng Neang experiences ear discharge, recurrent infection, and hearing loss. It is difficult for her to hear at school, and she is often uncomfortable from the ear discharge.
Meng Neang traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On March 19, 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 am looking forward to having my hearing improved and hanging out with my friends.”