Samoeurn is a 71-year-old retired teacher from Cambodia. He has four sons, two daughters, and 10 grandchildren. He retired around 20 years ago. He likes to read books and teach his grandchildren how to read Khmer literature. Samoeurn also enjoys watching boxing on TV.
Four years ago, Samoeurn developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Samoeurn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours to seek treatment. On June 29, 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. The procedure will cost $229 and he needs your help to fund his surgery.
Samoeurn shared, “I hope that I will recover my vision. Then, I can look after my grandchildren at home, plant some vegetables for food, and go anywhere outside by myself.”