Tam is an 18-year-old student from Cambodia. He has seven brothers, four sisters, and enjoys reading books and helping his father with his work in his free time.
When he was a child, Tam had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in both ears to perforate. For this reason, Tam experiences discharge, itchiness, hearing loss, and tinnitus. He is unable to hear clearly and does not communicate well with others.
Tam traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On January 6th, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in both ears. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforations. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $913 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
“I hope that after my surgery, my ear discharge will stop and I will be able to hear clearly again,” Tam said.