Hai is a 20-year-old monk from Cambodia. He has two brothers, four sisters, and enjoys reading Balinese books in his free time.
Six years ago, Hai 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, Hai experiences ear drainage, irritation, infection, and hearing loss. It is difficult for him to hear properly, affecting his communication with others.
Hai traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On July 15, he will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in his 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.
He says, “I hope that after surgery, I will no longer have any ear discharge or infection, and my hearing will improve.”