Ne is a 40-year-old clothes launderer from Cambodia. He likes to play soccer and take his daughter to roam around the village in his free time.
When he was just one year old, Ne had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his left ear to perforate. For this reason, Ne experiences discharge, itchiness, ear drainage, hearing loss, and tinnitus. He has a difficult time hearing others and has ear drainage that affects his daily activities.
Ne traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On March 5, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his 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.
He says, "I hope that after my surgery, I will have my hearing back and I hope that the ear drainage stops."