Sithuon is a 57-year-old musician from Cambodia. He has three sons, four daughters, and 20 grandchildren. Since he was young, Sithuon has enjoyed playing music. He travels from one village to one another to play music for wedding parties and other ceremonies. Besides work, he likes to spend time with his grandchildren, teaching them play piano and other instruments.
One year ago, Sithuon developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him vision loss. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sithuon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On June 29, doctors will perform a small incision 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.
“I hope that after my eye surgery, I can see everything clear again. I also hope to join my band again, because I need this job to support my family’s income,” shared Sithuon.
His wife said, “I feel worried about his eye problem. I also hope everyone will be able return to work as normal after COVID-19. Because of this surgery, my husband will be ready to return to his favorite job as a musician when people can gather normally again.”