Souhaimy is a 20-year-old student from Cambodia. He is from a rural area and has four brothers. His father is a construction worker, and his mom sells fried noodles from a street cart. In his free time, he and his friends play soccer, go on social media, and do homework under a tree near their house.
When he was a child, Souhaimy had an ear infection. This infection caused a cholesteatoma, or abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. For this reason, Souhaimy experiences hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear discharge. It is difficult for him to hear and he is regularly taking various medications, but to no avail.
Souhaimy traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 9th, he will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in his left ear. During this procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $926 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
He said, “I hope my ear is better after surgery. I am embarrassed about the discharge and I can’t remember my ear ever feeling normal.”
Souhaimy is a 20-year-old student from Cambodia. He is from a rural area and has four brothers. His father is a construction worker, and his...
Souhaimy underwent ear surgery to relieve him of pain and he is now headed back to school.
Souhaimy traveled three hours to our medical partner in the capital city and had successful surgery to remove the cholesteatoma, which was critical to avoid permanent hearing loss. He will keep his ear wound dry, and return in two weeks to remove the sutures. After his ear heals, his frequent ear infections should disappear and his hearing should improve. His family is happy they no longer will have to pay for medication that proved ineffective. Souhaimy looks forward to improved hearing without the disruption of ear infections, and now has a positive outlook because he can continue his schooling to accomplish his goals.
Souhaimy’s mother shared, “We are happy and thankful to the staff for the success of the operation. Souhaimy can go back to school and we will be proud. CSC is a good hospital to have surgery.”
Souhaimy traveled three hours to our medical partner in the capital city and had successful surgery to remove the cholesteatoma, which was c...