Oeun is a 76-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Oeun has three sons, six daughters, and 20 grandchildren. Her husband passed away from tuberculosis two years ago, so Oeun lives with her youngest daughter. She enjoys listening to the monks praying at the pagoda or on the radio.
Two years ago, Oeun developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Oeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On October 19th, doctors will perform phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Oeun said, “I hope I can see everything after my surgery well so I can get back to my farming and taking care of my grandchildren. I would like to travel to the pagoda on my own once my vision is clear.”