Roeun is a 80-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia, with two sons, three daughters, and twenty grandchildren. Roeun likes to spend most of his time with his grandchildren at home, telling them stories and teaching them about farming.
Two years ago, Roeun developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurred vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Roeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for more than three hours seeking treatment. On May 12th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Roeun said, “I can’t see the faces of my grandchildren with my bad eye, and I can’t watch them grow up. After the surgery I hope I can see them perfectly again, and play with them more.”