Voeun is a 70-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four sons, two daughters, twenty grandchildren, and in her free time she enjoys listening to the news on the radio.
Two years ago, Voeun developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her vision loss. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Voeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for eight and a half hours seeking treatment. On December 16th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure.
“I hope that I am able to see better so I can help take care of my grandchildren, assist with the housework, and help my children plant rice and other crops at the farm,” Voeun shared.