Kamsot is a 39-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has three children, and enjoys playing with his kids and helping around the house in his free time.
One year ago, Kamsot 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, Kamsot experiences discharge, headaches, pain, and hearing loss. He often experiences difficulty communicating with others due to his hearing loss.
Kamsot traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On May 1, 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 my surgery, I will be able to hear clearly and will no longer have chronic ear infections.”