Nong is a sixth grade student from Cambodia. She has a brother and two sisters. She likes studying science and wants to be a tailor when she grows up. She likes to listen to music and do her housework.
Two years ago, Nong 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, Nong experiences ear, swelling, ear discharge, and hearing loss. It is difficult for her to hear at school.
Nong traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On September 11, 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 worry about my daughter’s hearing and hope she can return to school very soon.”