Lai En is a farmer from Cambodia. She has three daughters and a son. She likes to watch TV, listen to the radio, and cook in her free time.
Ten years ago, Lai En had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Lai En experiences ear discharge, itchiness, pain, and tinnitus. She cannot hear well and has ear discharge and pain.
Lai En traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On August 7, 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 surgery.”