Pheak is a factory worker from Cambodia. She has a brother and three sisters. She likes to listen to music and play games on the computer.
When she was ten, Pheak had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Pheak experiences ear pain, fever, ear discharge, and hearing loss. She cannot communicate clearly with others.
Pheak traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On August 13, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left 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.
She says, “I hope the pain is gone after the surgery and I can have improved hearing.”