Nith, a 17-year-old girl from Cambodia, began experiencing hearing loss and discharge from both ears when she was young. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) explains, “A cholesteatoma (benign growth) has been discovered in her left ear.”
Nith shares, “When I have ear discharge and I feel pain, it disrupts my life so I stopped studying at school. I couldn’t hear my teacher. Now, I work on the farm.”
Nith went to school until 9th grade, and now helps her parents tend to their farm. She enjoys reading books, helping her mother clean the house, and drawing pictures in her free time.
$809 will cover the cost of the myringoplasty sugery that Nith needs to treat her condition permanently. CSC says, “After the surgery, her hearing will improve and her pain and discharge will stop.”