Sophat is a 37-year-old farmer with one daughter and one son. She likes to go to her farm, do housework, and take care of her children.
When she was a child, Sophat developed an infection in her right ear. Since then, she has experienced ear discharge and hearing loss. Sophat’s condition makes her unhappy and uncomfortable.
Sophat was referred to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), by an NGO that specializes in hearing disabilities. She traveled for six hours to seek treatment. She was diagnosed with a perforated tympanic membrane and tympanic membrane retraction that has caused the formation of a cholesteatoma. A cholesteatoma is a skin growth in the middle ear.
On December 14, ENT surgeons performed a tympano-mastoidectomy surgery to repair her perforated eardrum and treat the cholesteatoma. After recovery, Sophat’s hearing will improve. Now, CSC is requesting $842 in funding.