Chhoeun is a 67-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has five daughters and seven grandchildren. After he has finished rice farming, he plays in a Khmer traditional music band in the village. Chhoeun also enjoys to listen news on the radio.
One year ago, Chhoeun developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Chhoeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 23rd, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
“I hope that I can see everything better, and then I want to go the rice field to plant rice and crops again,” Chhoeun said.