Sok Heang is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She likes cooking and spending time with her friends.
When she was a baby, Sok Heang 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, Sok Heang experiences hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear discharge. She just keeps treating her ear through the pharmacy and local healer, but it’s not getting better. She has hearing loss and is afraid it will worsen.
Sok Heang traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 11, she will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in her right 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 want to get healthy and find a job.”