Loeun is a 66-year-old farmer with two sons, four daughters, and many grandchildren. Loeun lives with her husband and their youngest daughter who is also a rice farmer. Currently, Loeun can not work on the rice farm because of her vision.
One year ago, Loeun developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her irritation, blurry vision, and sensitivity to light. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Loeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On February 15th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Loeun shared, “I hope after surgery I can see well, go outside and recognize everything, and help my children take care of their families. I want to plant some vegetables to sell and earn money.”