Porheang, a 41-year-old custodial worker from Phnom Penh, lives with her mother. Recently, her father passed away, which has led her to dedicate most of her time to supporting her family in making funeral arrangements and preparing for the upcoming Buddhist rituals. During her free time, she finds enjoyment in watching Cambodian soap operas.
Around three years ago, Porheang had an ear infection. This infection caused her left ear’s tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, to perforate. For this reason, Porheang experiences pain, ear discharge, tinnitus, and hearing loss. She cannot communicate clearly with others as she used to and frequently spends her limited money at the pharmacy for medications that do not work long-term.
Porheang traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On June 19th, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, requests $487 to fund this procedure covering medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
She shared, “I hope I can feel better and hear my friends and family.”