Roth is a four-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has one older sister, and enjoys watching movies and spending time around her family.
One year ago, Roth 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, Roth experiences ear discharge. It is difficult for her to hear, and her ear is often wet and irritated due to recurrent ear infections.
Roth traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On May 16, 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 I will no longer have to worry about her getting hearing loss or infections.”