Saveth is a 60-year-old retired rice farmer with two sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren. She lives with her son who is a garment worker. At home, when not helping to care for grandchildren, she likes to listen to the news and monks praying on the radio.
A month ago, Saveth developed a chalazion in her left eye, causing her pain, itchiness and swelling. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is difficult for her to see clearly, and she is ashamed of how her eye looks.
Saveth traveled to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On May 2nd, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Saveth’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $210 to fund this procedure.
Saveth says, “I hope after surgery my eye gets well. I want to take care of my grandchildren, and I hope my eye will feel and look better.”