Sona is a 27-year-old food seller from Cambodia. She has three older brothers and enjoys playing on social media in her free time.
One week ago, Sona developed a chalazion in her right eye, causing her vision obstruction and irritation. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. She has a loss in confidence and her eye is often swollen which distracts her from her work.
Sona traveled for half an hour to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On July 8, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Sona’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $175 to fund this procedure.
She says, “I hope that after my surgery I will look and feel better and won’t have to worry about my eyes and can go back to my work.”