Mai is a 48-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has one son and one daughter, and enjoys watching television and listening to music on the radio.
One year ago, Mai had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his right ear to perforate. For this reason, Mai experiences pain, discharge, and hearing loss. He cannot listen to others easily and it is difficult for him to communicate effectively.
Mai traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 4th, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his right ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $464 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
“I hope that my hearing will improve and that my ear drum will be able to heal,” Mai shared.