Socheat is a seventh grade student from Cambodia. His favorite subject in school is math and Khmer, and he enjoys reading books and playing with his siblings.
Since he was four years old, Socheat had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his right ear to perforate. For this reason, Socheat experiences itchiness, tinnitus, pain, and ear discharge. He is not able to hear clearly and often experiences challenges communicating with others.
Socheat traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On October 03, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his 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.
Socheat’s mother said, “I hope that after surgery, my son will feel better and no longer have any pain or ear discharge.”