June 7, 2022
Poeun is a 70-year-old grandfather with two daughters, five sons, and six grandchildren. He takes care of his grandchildren when his children go to work.
Eight years ago, Poeun developed a severe ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membranes, or the ear drums, in both of his ears to perforate. As a result, Poeun experiences hearing loss, pain, and discharge, and it is difficult for him to communicate clearly with others.
Poeun traveled to Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, the care center of our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, to seek treatment. On June 7th, he will undergo a procedure on both ears, during which doctors will close the perforations. Children’s Surgical Centre is requesting $914 to fund this procedure, and to cover Poeun’s medications, supplies and inpatient care.
Poeun says: “I hope after surgery my hearing improves and the pain stops.”
Poeun is a 70-year-old grandfather with two daughters, five sons, and six grandchildren. He takes care of his grandchildren when his childre...
December 1, 2022
Poeun underwent ear surgery so he can communicate more easily.
Poeun traveled two hours to Children’s Surgical Centre for diagnosis and treatment. After surgery, he remained in the hospital for several days and was given medication to prevent reinfection. After his ears heal in a couple of weeks, his hearing will improve, and he will no longer suffer from the symptoms he dealt with previously. This will improve his life and his ability to better understand conversations with his family and socialize with friends.
Poeun said: “I am relieved that my ears have been fixed and I will hear well again. I was embarrassed that I could not understand people. This will help me communicate with my family and all of my friends. Thank you to the doctors who fixed my ears.”
Poeun traveled two hours to Children's Surgical Centre for diagnosis and treatment. After surgery, he remained in the hospital for several d...