Srey Neang is a one-year-old baby who lives with her parents and older brother. Her mother is a construction worker and her father sells traditional Khmer cakes at the local market. Her old brother is in grade eight at the local school. Srey Neang has just learned to walk and keeps her mother very busy as she explores the family home.
Recently, Srey Neang has been pulling on her left ear and crying. Her mother noticed that the ear is red and swollen. A local clinic diagnosed her with a pre-auricular skin pit - also known as a sinus or ear pit - which are congenital small depressions in the skin in front of the ear. These are usually harmless, but they can become infected and they require medical attention.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can treat Srey Neang by removing the skin pit. Srey Neang’s family needs support with the $297 cost, which will cover surgery, hospitalization, and post-operative medications. Srey Neang and her family traveled two hours to CSC, where she will undergo surgery on March 3rd.
Srey Neang’s mother said, “We hope the infection goes away and Srey Neang stops having pain, so she can be happy again.”