Navy is a factory worker from Cambodia. She has a daughter and a son. She likes to spend time with her family at home.
When she was seven years old, Navy had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Navy experiences recurrent infection, bad hearing, and tinnitus. She cannot communicate easily with others because she can’t hear out of her left ear.
Navy traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On May 2, 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 $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
She says, “I hope the infection goes away and I can hear out of my left ear again.”