Sophea is a 4-year-old preschooler from Cambodia. She has three sisters and one brother. Sophea’s father is a printing house worker and her mother works in a factory.
Sophea has had a recurrent ear infection for the last two years, and she was recently hospitalized with fever and ear discharge. Sophea has been diagnosed with a persistent ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear ear to perforate. Sophea experiences pain, fever, ear discharge and hearing loss. Because she cannot hear well, she cannot communicate clearly with others.
Sophea traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 16th, 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 $464 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. Once she has recovered, she will be able to communicate and socialize well with other children her age.
Sophea’s parents shared, “We hope our daughter will stop getting infections after surgery and her hearing will improve.”