Channy is 21 years old and in the twelfth grade. She has four sisters and four brothers. In her free time, she likes to read books, cook, and watch TV.
When she was six years old, Channy developed a cholesteatoma in her right ear. A cholesteatoma is an abnormal skin growth behind the ear drum. It causes her ear discharge, hearing loss, pain, and itchiness. She went to a hospital in Phnom Penh for treatment, but her symptoms did not improve.
When Channy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for two hours to seek treatment. On January 3, surgeons at CSC performed a mastoidectomy procedure in Channy’s right ear to remove the cholesteatoma. This procedure should improve Channy’s hearing. CSC is requesting $842 to fund this treatment.
“I hope to have no more pain and good hearing,” says Channy. “I hope it will be easy for me to communicate with other people. I want to work in the bank in the future.”