Malen is an eight grade student from Cambodia. She has one brother and two sisters. She likes to listen to music. She enjoys studying economics and mathematics.
Five years ago, Malen had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Malen experiences pain, tinnitus, hearing loss, and ear discharge. She cannot communicate clearly with others and hear well.
Malen traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On October 18, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her 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.
Her grandmother says, “I am worried about my granddaughter’s hearing and hope it can improve after the operation.”