“I am shy around my friends and I don’t feel good when I go outside and meet new people,” says Mey, an 11-year-old girl living in Cambodia. Mey was born with esotropia of the left eye, a condition that causes her eye to turn inward.
Mey is the middle child in the family and is in first grade. She loves playing with dolls and drawing pictures.
Mey traveled 3 hours with her mother to Children’s Surgical Centre, a Watsi medical partner, where she heard she could receive treatment free of charge. With a limited income and three children to support, Mey’s parents cannot afford the treatment her daughter needs.
Strabismus correction surgery for Mey will cost $290. Following a strabismus correction surgery, Mey’s left eye will be aligned correctly.
After surgery, Mey’s mother hopes her daughter will no longer be shy around other kids due to her condition.