Rithea is a teacher from Cambodia. She has two sons. She likes to spend time with her family.
Twenty years ago, Rithea had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Rithea experiences tinnitus, pain, and discharge. She cannot hear clearly and has difficulty communicating with others.
Rithea traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 4, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
She says, “I hope my hearing improves after the surgery.”