Saroeun is a 68-year-old rice farmer and musician from Cambodia. After harvest season is over Saroeun works as a Khmer traditional musician, playing music at wedding ceremonies. Due to COVID-19, traditional wedding ceremonies have been cancelled and Saroeun is unable to earn this income for his family. He has two sons, three daughters, and many grandchildren.
One year ago, Saroeun developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Saroeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four hours with his wife seeking treatment. On December 18th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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.
Saroeun said, “I hope I can see my family and my music team clearly after surgery so I am healthy and ready to find another job to support my family.”