Vannorn is a 34-year-old teacher from Cambodia. In his free time, he likes to sing karaoke and play with his son.
When he was nine, Vannorn had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his right ear to perforate. For this reason, Vannorn experiences discharge, tinnitus, irritation, and itchiness. He has a difficult time listening to others and struggles to get through daily activities.
Vannorn traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On April 4, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his 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.
He says, “I hope that after my surgery is complete, my hearing will improve and heal without any more infections.”