Pheaktra is a 31-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He lives with his parents and younger sister. Both of Pheaktra’s parents work on a vegetable farm. Pheaktra worked with his parents at the farm until he recently took a job in construction. In his free time, Pheaktra likes playing soccer with his friends and looking at social media.
Eight years ago, Pheaktra had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his right ear to perforate. Now, Pheaktra experiences ear discharge, tinnitus, pain, and hearing loss. He cannot communicate clearly with others and his hearing has deteriorated rapidly in the last year.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. Pheaktra traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment, and on June 8th CSC’s surgeons will perform a myringoplasty procedure in Pheaktra’s right ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation that is causing his symptoms. Now, CSC is requesting $487 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for Pheaktra.
Pheaktra shared that he is hopeful he can improve his hearing and his life by having surgery. He looks forward to feeling healthy again.