Sophorn is a cleaning lady from Cambodia. She has three brothers and three sisters. She likes to garden in her free time and listen to the radio.
Four years ago, Sophorn had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Sophorn experiences ear discharge, tinnitus, and hearing loss. She cannot communicate easily with others.
Sophorn traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 8, 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 my hearing improves after the operation so I can return home and to work.”