Dany is 29-years-old. She is married and her husband is a farmer. Together they have one son. When Dany’s not caring for her very active child, she likes to go through Facebook and watch TV.
For the past ten years, she has had consistent right ear discharge and pain. When she was a child, she had surgery for an abscess near her right ear. This infection caused a cholesteatoma, or an abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. For this reason, Dany experiences hearing loss and ear discharge. It is difficult for her to hear or communicate with others.
Dany traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On January 14th, she will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in her right ear. During this procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $925 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
“I really hope that after the operation my ear will be better, the hearing will be normal, the ear discharge and pain will all be gone,” Dany said.