Kean is a fruit seller from Cambodia. She has two sons, two daughters, and many grandchildren. Kean lives with her husband and her youngest daughter who is a receptionist at a medical center. Kean cannot sell fruit anymore because of her poor vision. She still enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Kean developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Kean learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled there with her daughter seeking treatment. On May 13th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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.
Kean said, “After surgery I am hoping I can join ceremonies at the pagoda again and see my family.”