Saron is a 60-year-old Khmer traditional musician. He lives in Cambodia with his wife, who is a singer. As artists were targeted during the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s, the few surviving traditional musicians are well-respected in Cambodia. Together, they have one daughter, two sons, and eight grandchildren. In his free time, Saron likes to listen to music and take care of his grandchildren.
About six months ago, Saron developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him to experience itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go out independently.
When Saron learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On April 5th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this surgery.
Saron shared: “After surgery, I hope I can easily go out, recognize things well, and play music again.”