Koem is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one son and one daughter. She likes to listen to the radio and watch TV in her free time.
During childhood, Koem had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Koem experiences tinnitus and itchiness. She cannot communicate clearly with others.
Koem traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On October 16, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right 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 operation.”