Soeun is a 72-year-old proud grandmother. She is a widow and has five sons and three grandchildren. She used to be a rice farmer but has retired due to her age and poor vision. Soeun currently lives with her youngest son who is a staff in a local real estate company. At home, she likes to play with her grandchildren and listen to monks praying on the radio.
One year ago, Soeun developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her tearing, light sensitivity, and blurry vision. She spends more time inside the house due to her poor vision, which is isolating for her. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on her own.
When Soeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 7th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery, and place an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Soeun said, “I hope I can see well enough that I can help my children with cooking and housework, and take care of my grandchildren.”