Vy is a 14-year-old monk from Cambodia. He is the oldest of three bothers, and in his free time he likes to read scripture and story books.
When he was a child, Vy had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in both ears to perforate. For this reason, Vy experiences discharge, tinnitus, hearing loss, and irritation. He is unable to hear properly, affecting his communication with others.
Vy traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On April 30, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in both ears. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforations. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $831 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
He says, :I hope that after my surgery, I will no longer worry about my ear infection and I will be able to hear clearly again.”