Choeun is married and has two sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren. His wife helps to take care of the house and cook for the family while Choeun is a rice farmer. He is also a volunteer in the village government. He likes to listen to the news and the monks pray on the radio after a long day outside.
Two years ago, Choeun developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision and photophobia. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on his own.
When Choeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On March 14th, 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.
He told us, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly again. Then I can go to the rice field and can join community events by myself.”