Piseth is a 15-year-old sixth grade student with one younger sister. She enjoys reading books, doing her homework, and listening to music. Piseth traveled to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) with her mother, which they heard about over the radio.
Piseth began having pain and ear discharge from her left ear when she was a baby. Over time, the infection caused a perforated tympanic membrane. She experiences recurrent discharge. “I am unhappy that I have ear pain and it is difficult to communicate with other people. Sometimes I can not go to school because of my condition,” she told CSC.
While there is treatment available, Piseth’s family cannot afford the $399 that would cover a myringoplasty procedure to treat her condition.
A myringoplasty surgery on the left side will repair the perforated tympanic membrane and the ear discharge will stop. Over time, Piseth’s hearing will improve.
“I hope after the operation is done my daughter’s ear discharge will stop and she can have good hearing and health,” Piseth’s mom says.