Toeur is a 58-year-old widowed rice farmer from Cambodia. He has three sons, six daughters, and ten grandchildren. Since his wife has unfortunately passed away, he now lives with his youngest son. Due to his condition, he spends much of his time indoors listening to the news on the radio.
One year ago, Toeur developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him to experience eye tearing and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is not able to go places on his own. He shares that he is lonely without his wife and that being unable to go outside due to his poor vision makes him unhappy.
When Toeur learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On August 1st, doctors will perform cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help funding this $253 procedure.
Toeur says, “I would be very happy to go outside by myself and see all the faces of my grandchildren again.”