Soeun is a 61-year-old rice farmer, living with his wife in Cambodia. Together, they have four sons, four daughters, and six grandchildren. Soeun’s wife also works as a farmer, and in their spare time, they enjoy listening to the news on the radio.
About a year ago, Soeun noticed that his left eye was tearing, his vision in that eye was blurry, and he was having difficulty seeing things. He was diagnosed with a cataract, which will need to be removed, in order for Soeun to be able to go on about his life without the fear of tripping and falling, due to his impaired vision.
When Soeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours to seek treatment. On July 4th, doctors at Kien Khleang Rehabilitation Centre will perform cataract surgery, and implant an intraocular lens in Soeun’s left eye. After recovery, Soeun will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Soeun says: “I am very happy when I think about how my vision will be restored. I can go back to the rice field easily.”