Meet Phos, a 55-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He is married with one daughter and five sons, and he enjoys playing football and taking care of the ground around his home. Phos traveled two hours with his grandson to reach Watsi’s medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).
When he was 10 years old, Phos began having ear discharge and hearing loss from his ears. His tympanic membrane, or eardrum, is perforated on both sides. This causes him pain, hearing loss, tinnitus (a ringing in the ears), and recurrent ear discharge.
Phos is unhappy that it is hard for him to talk to people and that his ears are in pain. Surgeons at CSC can perform a myringoplasty procedure to repair the perforated eardrum and stop the discharge. This surgery costs $399, an amount that he cannot afford, and includes a one or two day hospital stay at CSC.
“I hope my ear discharge stops after my surgery and my hearing improves,” says Phos. His grandson adds, “I hope that my grandfather’s operation goes well and his ear discharge stops so he can have better health and hearing.”
Let’s help fund Phos’ surgery and get him back to his farm work free from pain!