Soeun is a 67-year-old retired rice farmer who is married and has two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. Soeun’s husband works as a security guard, and all of their children work as farmers. Soeun favorite activities are sewing and listening to the monks praying on the radio or in person at the local pagoda.
One year ago, Soeun developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. As a result, she has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she cannot go places independently any more.
When Soeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 4th, surgeons will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $229 to help fund this procedure.
Soeun says, “I hope my eye can see clearly again so I can sew pillows for income and get around well by myself.”