Phearith is an 8-year-old child who lives with his parents and brother in Phnom Penh. His father works in a private company and his mother stays home to watch his younger brother, who is two years old.
Phearith has a learning disability and attends a special school for children with autism. He enjoys drawing and painting at school. His favorite pastimes are swimming and riding his bicycle, as well as eating his mother’s fried chicken and fried pork.
Two days ago, Phearith’s mother noticed that he was rubbing his ear and his ear was very red. It was difficult for him to tell his parents how he felt, and when his mother shined a flashlight in his ear, she saw a small black object. Phearith is very unhappy. If the object stays in his ear, it could lead to infection and long-term hearing loss.
Phearith’s family traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On September 15, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Phearith and his family need help to raise $273 to fund this procedure.
His father said, “I hope his ear stops being painful for our son, and the doctors can remove it.”