Loeung is a 73-year-old woman from Cambodia. She is married and has one daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren. Loeung and her husband are farmers. She enjoys watching Khmer movies on TV and listening to monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Loeung developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, itchiness, photophobia, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Loeung learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On November 16th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Loeung shared “It would bring me happiness if I can see well again and live a long life.”