Sophary is a 33-year-old drink stand seller from Cambodia. She has three children and in her free time she likes to help them with their homework.
When she was ten year old, Sophary had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Sophary experiences tinnitus, ear discharge, and difficulty hearing. She is not able to do her daily tasks, and it affects her ability to listen to others.
Sophary traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 7, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her 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.
She says, “I hope that after surgery my hearing will improve, and the ear pain and discharge will go away.”