Vortey is an 11-year-old sixth grader who lives in a rural village with her parents and two younger brothers. Her mother runs a juice street cart, and her father is an electrician. In her free time, Vortey likes to play with friends and do art. She wants to attend university and become a doctor when she grows up.
Since she was about five years old, Vortey has had a recurring ear infection which caused a cholesteatoma - an abnormal skin growth - to develop behind her ear drum. Because of this, Vortey experiences hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear discharge. She has difficulty hearing in school and feels self-conscious around her classmates.
Vortey traveled to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, to receive treatment. On March 7th, she will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in her right ear to remove the cholesteatoma. CSC is requesting $926 to fund this procedure, which will cover medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Vortey said she is looking forward to improving her hearing so that she has a better future.
Vortey is an 11-year-old sixth grader who lives in a rural village with her parents and two younger brothers. Her mother runs a juice street...
Vortey underwent life-changing ear surgery.
Vortey was referred by another hospital to visit our medical partner CSC because of her chronic ear infection and limited hearing, which impacted her ability to attend school regularly. Surgeons successfully removed the abnormal growth, and she stayed at the hospital for several days to recover. She was given antibiotics and ear drops to ensure the infection does not return. When her final stitches and packing are removed after two weeks, she will have improved hearing, and no ear discharge or infection. This will improve her chances for success in life with better social interactions and a good education.
Vortey said: “I am thankful for the operation; now I can concentrate on my studies, and not feel sad anymore about my illness.”
Vortey was referred by another hospital to visit our medical partner CSC because of her chronic ear infection and limited hearing, which imp...