Kea Hong is an administrative assistant from Cambodia. She has ten siblings and enjoys spending time with her friends.
Three years ago, Kea Hong had an ear infection. This infection caused a cholesteatoma, or an abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. For this reason, Kea Hong experiences hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear discharge. She’s worried about her hearing getting worse and it’s difficult to listen at work.
Kea Hong traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 13, she will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in her left ear. During this procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $842 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Her aunt says, “I hope my niece can heal her infection and stop the problem from getting worse.”