Boeun is an active community leader in his village in Cambodia. He is married and has four sons, five daughters, and many grandchildren. He lives with his wife and his youngest son, who is a garment worker. When he is not addressing issues for the villagers in his community, he likes to read, and listen to the news and to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Boeun developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him tearing and blurry vision. When Boeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On March 3rd, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Boeun shared, “after surgery, I hope my eye can see clearly. Then I can write letters, read books well and can go everywhere by myself.”