Y Sas is a five-year-old girl from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with friends and watching television, and her favorite subject in school is Khmer literature and English.
When she was three years old, Y Sas had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Y Sas experiences ear discharge, headache, and itchiness. She finds it difficult to concentrate and her ear causes her a lot of discomfort.
Y Sas traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On August 6, 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 $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Her mother says, “I hope that after surgery, my daughter will be able to hear clearly again and return to school without any ear problems.”