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Roeun is an 80-year-old woman from Cambodia who is married and has two sons, two daughters, and eight grandchildren. In her free time, she likes to listen to monks pray at the pagoda. About two years ago, Roeun developed a cataract in each eye, which caused her to experience blurred vision, tearing, and sensitivity to light. As a result, it is difficult for her to see things clearly, recognize faces, do work, or go anywhere outside by herself. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $398 to fund small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant for each of Roeun's eyes. The surgery is scheduled to take place on July 4 and, once completed, will hopefully restore Roeun's vision to its former state and allow her to live more comfortably.

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$287raised
$111to go

Sarin is a 62-year-old man from Cambodia who is married and has four daughters, six sons, and 30 grandchildren. He works as a corn and vegetable farmer. In his free time, Sarin likes to watch boxing on TV and listen to the news on the radio. About two years ago, Sarin developed a cataract in each eye, which has caused him to experience blurred vision, extreme sensitivity to light, and cloudy lenses. As a result, it is difficult for him to see things clearly, recognize faces, work, and go anywhere on his own. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $398 to fund a phaco procedure and an intraocular lens implant for each of Sarin's eyes. The surgery is scheduled to take place on July 4 and, once completed, will hopefully restore Sarin's vision to its former state and allow him to live more comfortably.

3%funded
$15raised
$383to go

Meet Francis, a four-month-old baby boy from Kenya. When Francis was born, his parents didn't notice that anything was amiss. About three days later, though, they noticed an abnormality. At their local hospital, a doctor diagnosed Francis with hypospadias. This is a congenital condition in which the urethral opening is abnormally placed. If Francis is not treated, even simple functions like passing urine will prove a lifelong difficulty, and he could become infertile. On top of this, he would also likely experience social stigma due to the sensitive nature of the abnormality. Hope for Francis lies in a surgical procedure that can correct his condition. However, Francis’s parents do not have the funds to pay for their baby’s surgery. “I opened my kiosk recently and I do not make much,” shares Francis’s father. “I know it would take me years to raise the funds needed." But we can help. By raising $700, we can pay for Francis’s operation (set to take place on May 30), as well as his week-long hospital stay. Let’s help this family rest easy knowing that their baby will get to experience a healthy, happy childhood.

30%funded
$215raised
$485to go

Kimsour is a 42-year-old man from Cambodia who works as a driver. He has two older sisters and one younger sister. In his free time, Kimsour likes to listen to the news, watch boxing on TV, and read the newspaper. About four months ago, Kimsour developed a cataract in each eye, which has caused him to experience blurred vision, extreme sensitivity to light, and cloudy lenses. As a result, it is difficult for him to see things clearly, recognize faces, work, or go anywhere on his own. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $398 to fund a phaco procedure and an intraocular lens implant for each of Kimsour's eyes. The surgery is scheduled to take place on July 5 and, once completed, will hopefully restore Kimsour's vision to its former state and allow him to live more comfortably.

17%funded
$70raised
$328to go

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