Sakum is a 20-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He has one younger sister and three younger brothers. In his free time, Sakum likes to play games, play football, watch TV, and do housework.
About a month ago, Sakum developed a cholesteatoma, an abnormal skin growth in the middle ear behind the eardrum. He went to a local hospital for treatment, but his symptoms did not improve. He started to experience hearing loss, tinnitus (a ringing or buzzing in the ear), and headaches. He worried that his ear problems would become more and more serious.
Thus, he visited our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment. ENT surgeons at CSC will perform a mastoidectomy, a surgical procedure that will remove the diseased cells of the cholesteatoma. The treatment will allow Sakum’s hearing to gradually improve. The surgery is scheduled for March 23, and CSC is requesting $842 to fund the procedure.