Chen is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one younger brother and two sisters. She likes to listen to music and play games online.
When she was five, Chen had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Chen experiences pain, hearing loss, and ear discharge. She cannot communicate clearly with others.
Chen traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 11, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right 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 want to have better hearing and I hope I have no more ear pain.”