Cheu is 58-year-old rice farmer. Cheu and his wife have two sons and three daughters. They are all farmers and work in the fields to earn a living. When he is not in the fields, he enjoys listening to the news on the radio.
Three years ago, Cheu developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him difficulty seeing in bright or low lights, double vision, and frequent tearing of his affected eye. He can no longer see to ride his motorbike or plant the rice correctly due to his vision.
When Cheu learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On December 14th, doctors will perform 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.
He shared, “I hope to go back to being a successful farmer to support and feed my family. I feel sad I cannot help my family, and I cannot go outside.”