Thach is a 39-year-old woman. She happily shared that she and her husband have been married for ten years, and they have two young sons, who are both in primary school. Thach works in a garment factory, while her husband is a farmer. When Thach is not working, she helps her husband raise chickens and vegetables to sell at the local market. She tries to relax at the end of the day by watching some news on the television.
Ten years ago, Thach developed an ear infection that caused the tympanic membrane, or the eardrum, in her left ear to perforate. As a result, she experiences chronic pain and hearing loss that worsens if she has a fever. She visited a few local clinics for treatment but has been unable to find relief from her symptoms. As this condition makes it difficult for her to communicate with others, Thach noted she believes she has lost several job opportunities due to her hearing and frequent infections.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help Thach receive treatment to finally heal. On March 9th, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left ear, during which surgeons will close the perforation. CSC is requesting $464 to fund this procedure, covering medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Thach shared, “I hope that my hearing will be improved, and I will not have any more discharge or pain.”