Long is a sixth grade student from Cambodia. He likes to paint and play soccer, and his favorite subject in school is Khmer literature.
When he was five, Long had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his left ear to perforate. For this reason, Long experiences discharge, tinnitus, and hearing loss. Long has a difficult time communicating with other and has a hard time focusing in school.
Long traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On June 12, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his 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.
His mother says, “I hope that after his surgery, I won’t have to worry anymore about my son’s hearing loss or ear condition.”