Run is a 57 year-old grandmother who lives in Battambang with her youngest daughter. Her other children live nearby, and Run helps look after her grandchildren. She enjoys cooking, watching Cambodian soap operas, and playing with her grandkids.
Two years ago, Run had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the eardrum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Run experiences pain, ear discharge, and hearing loss. She cannot communicate clearly with others and is worried when looking after her grandchildren.
Run traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On September 7th, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left ear, during which surgeons will close the perforation. Run is able to contribute $100 towards the cost of the procedure and she and our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) need help raising $487 to fully fund the surgery, which will cover medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Run shared, “I want to improve my hearing so that I can take care of my family, and I want my family not to worry about me.”