Phally is a 34-year-old food seller from Cambodia. She has three children and likes to play with them and also cook desserts in her free time.
Six months ago, Phally had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Phally experiences ear discharge, tinnitus, hearing loss, itchiness, and pain. She cannot hear others and has a difficult time communicating and understanding people.
Phally traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On May 8, 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.
She says, "I hope that after my surgery I will no longer have the ear infection and my ear will heal and I will get my hearing back."