Savoeun is a 55-year-old mother of three. She has one daughter, two sons, and three grandchildren. For a living, Savoeun makes and sells Khmer-style dessert cakes from home. Her husband is a construction worker and has been teaching their sons about construction work too. In her free time, Savoeun likes to travel and take part in religious ceremonies.
Three years ago, Savoeun developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and sensitivity to light. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Savoeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On July 19th, doctors will perform a cataract surgery and an implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, CSC is requesting support to help fund this $229 procedure.
Savoeun shares, “When my eye gets better I can make and sell cakes more easily, and I will enjoy being with my family. I want to start traveling again too.”