Saroeun is a 62-year-old farmer who lives with her older brother on their rice farm. She enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and visiting the pagoda.
Five years ago, Saroeun developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Saroeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours with her sister in law seeking treatment. On June 17th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery in her left eye. After recovery, Saroeun will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Saroeun is hopeful, “I hope I can see well again after surgery so I can recognize my relatives faces again, help my brother take care of his children, and do all the housework easily.”