Vanny is a 5-year-old girl in the first grade. She lives with her parents in Svay Rieng Province in Cambodia. Her father is a taxi driver and her mother is a garment factory worker. Vanny is an only child. Outside of school, she likes to play with her friends and draw.
One year ago, Vanny developed an entropion of the eyelids. This means that her eyelids turn inward, causing her eyelashes to scrape the surface of her eyes. It is difficult for her to open her eyes, and the condition causing tearing and irritation.
Vanny’s family traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 9th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a corrective procedure to repair her eyelids. Now, their family needs help to raise $225 to fund this procedure.
Vanny’s mother said, “I am so glad my child can get this surgery and go back to school with peace and comfort.”