Sun Heng is an intelligent 6th grader from Cambodia. His parents are rice farmers, and his older sister works in a nearby clothing factory to help support the family. Sun Heng’s favorite subject is math, and he hopes to get good grades so that he can go to university and study medicine.
About a year ago, Sun Heng developed an ear infection. The infection caused his right ear’s tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, to perforate. For this reason, Sun Heng experiences pain and discharge, has difficulty communicating clearly with others, and can no longer attend school.
Sun Heng traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On October 3rd, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his right ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is requesting $487 to fund this procedure, which covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. Sun Heng’s parents contributed $75 to his care.
His mom shared, “I hope my son can feel better, improve his hearing, and stop his headaches. He would really like to go back to school.”