July 6, 2022
Choeun is a 37-year-old construction worker. He has been married for three years and is a father to twin boys. When he is not working in construction near his home, Choeun enjoys watching boxing and spending time with his sons.
Eight years ago, Choeun 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, Choeun experiences hearing loss, ear discharge, headaches, and ringing in his ear. This all makes it difficult for him to talk with others and to work.
Fortunately, Choeun traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On July 6th, he will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in his right ear. During this procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $926 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Choeun says, “I am excited to heal from this disease after surgery.”
Choeun is a 37-year-old construction worker. He has been married for three years and is a father to twin boys. When he is not working in con...
December 13, 2022
Choeun underwent ear surgery to alleviate his pain and help him hear.
Choeun was happy he took advice from neighbors to visit our medical parter CSC for diagnosis and treatment. He traveled two hours to undergo a successful mastoidectomy to eliminate his chronic hearing issues. He spent the night in the hospital, then was able to return to his family the following day.
Within a few weeks, he should start to have improved hearing. This will help Choeun with his job and communication with his family and friends.
Choeun said: “I am hopeful that after so many years of problems with my hearing, I will no longer have infections or ringing in my ears. I am very grateful to the CSC staff and to the donors who helped me to have this surgery. I feel like a new man.”
Choeun was happy he took advice from neighbors to visit our medical parter CSC for diagnosis and treatment. He traveled two hours to underg...