Sarorn is a 33-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She is the first born of four siblings, and enjoys watching television, listening to music, and reading books in her free time.
Two months ago, Sarorn had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Sarorn experiences tinnitus and hearing loss. She cannot communicate well among her family members and finds it difficult to go about her daily activities because of the pain.
Sarorn traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 3rd, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right 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.
“I hope that after my surgery is complete, my ear drum will heal and I will be able to hear clearly again,” she shared.