Khorn is a 41-year-old potato and corn farmer from Cambodia. He lives with and cares for his widowed mother in Battambang province. He has two brothers and three sisters who live nearby. Outside of farming, he likes to cook for his mother and siblings.
Eight years ago, Khorn had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his right ear to perforate. As a result, Khorn experiences ear discharge, pain, and hearing loss. He has had bilateral ear discharge on and off since he was six years old, which has impaired his speech. He had surgery on his left ear several years ago, but his right ear continues to interfere with his hearing and overall health.
Khorn traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On March 7th, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his right ear where surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $487 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Khorn said: “I hope I will get well from this illness after surgery. I want to improve my hearing and stop my ear discharge and pain. I can work on the farm to help feed my family when I feel good.”