Reaksmey is an 9-year-old girl from Cambodia. She is a very bright student who enjoys math and Khmer classes. Her parents work as rice farmers.
Since she was one year old, Reaksmey has had a persistent ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Reaksmey experiences ear discharge, tinnitus, fever, and hearing loss. She also cannot communicate clearly with friends and cannot attend school classes whenever this issue recurs.
Reaksmey and her family traveled to our Medical Partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, to receive treatment. On March 2nd, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation in her left ear. Our medical partner is requesting $464 to fund Reaksmey’s procedure. These funds will cover the medications, supplies, and inpatient care necessary for her procedure.
Reaksmey parents are very concerned and hope that their daughter’s hearing can finally be improved with this procedure.