Pov is a farmer from Cambodia. He has one son and enjoys spending time with his family.
Two years ago, Pov 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, Pov experiences headaches, tenderness on his ear, ear discharge, hearing loss, and tinnitus. He’s running out of money to keep treating it at the pharmacy near his village, and he’s worried his hearing loss will get worse.
Pov traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 12, 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.
“I hope my brother can stop the pain and discharge from his ear,” says his sister.