Yi is a 50-year-old monk from Cambodia. He has five children. In his free time he likes to clean the pagoda.
Three years ago, Yi had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his Left ear to perforate. For this reason, Yi experiences ear drainage, tinnitus, itchiness, and hearing loss. He has a difficult time hearing others and has daily pain, drainage, and itchiness that disrupts his work.
Yi traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 1, 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 $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
He says, “I hope that this surgery will improve my hearing, stop my ear discharge as well as any tinnitus and itchiness.”