Voeun is a 62-year-old widowed rice farmer. He’s a dad of six and now also has four grandchildren. His wife passed away five years ago from liver disease. Voeun lives with his youngest son, who is also a farmer. He goes to the rice field sometimes, but it is difficult for him to see because of his cataract. When he is home, he likes to listen to the news and monk prayers on the radio.
Three years ago, Voeun developed a cataract in his left eye causing him sensitivity to light and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Voeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 6th, 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.
Voeun shared, “I hope I can see clearly again after surgery. I can go to the rice field with my son. I would like to plant a garden around my house to earn money and support my living.”