Sinath is a sixth grade student from Cambodia. Her favorite subject in school is Khmer, and she hopes to become a police officer when she grows up.
When she was five years old, Sinath had an ear infection. This infection caused a cholesteatoma, or an abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. For this reason, Sinath experiences itchiness and ear discharge. It is difficult for Sinath to focus during class, and she often has trouble focusing at school.
Sinath traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On June 4, she will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in her left ear. During this procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $842 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Her mother says, “I hope that my daughter will recover from surgery and be able to hear clearly and will no longer suffer from ongoing infections to her ear.”