Vichea is a 37-year-old soft drink seller from Cambodia. He is married and has two daughters and one son. When he is not working, Vichea enjoys playing with his small son and helping his wife at home.
When he was six, Vichea had an ear infection. This infection caused a cholesteatoma, or an abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. Because of this, Vichea experiences hearing loss, discharge, and pain. It is difficult for him to communicate with others, and the pain and discharge disrupts his sleep. The medications to alleviate his symptoms are expensive and have not treated the problem.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Vichea receive treatment. He traveled to CSC’s care center where, on November 16th, he will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in his right ear. During the procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Now, he needs help raising $926 to fund his procedure and care.
Vichea shared, “I hope my hearing improves and my ear heals.”
Vichea is a 37-year-old soft drink seller from Cambodia. He is married and has two daughters and one son. When he is not working, Vichea enj...
Vichea underwent a mastoidectomy to improve his hearing.
Surgeons successfully removed the abnormal growth that affected Vichea’s hearing, and he stayed at the hospital for two days to recover. He was given antibiotics and ear drops to instill for a week. When his final stitches and packing are removed after two weeks, he hopes to be able to communicate better with family and customers. This will help him to maintain a steady income to feed and support his family.
Vichea said: “I am so happy to talk with other people now. I feel well enough to return to helping my wife at our store. I would like to thank the CSC staff for the great care, and the people who helped me to have this surgery so I can help my family and hear better than before.”
Surgeons successfully removed the abnormal growth that affected Vichea's hearing, and he stayed at the hospital for two days to recover. He ...