Samith is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has a daughter and three sons. She likes to spend time at home and watch TV.
Thirty years ago, Samith 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, Samith experiences pain, tinnitus, ear discharge, and hearing loss. It is difficult for her to hear and communicate.
Samith traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On September 5, 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 hope I have no more ear pain and discharge after the surgery and I can hear well. I hope I can return to work soon.”