Brahim is a young farmer from Cambodia. He has a brother and five sisters. He likes to tend to the farm and spend time at home.
For the past 13 years, Brahim 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, Brahim experiences hearing loss, ear discharge, and tinnitus. It is difficult for him to hear, and he is often uncomfortable from the ear discharge.
Brahim traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On June 11, he will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in his 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.
He says, “I really hope the infection goes away and I can hear clearly again.”