Saroeun is a 56-year-old fisherman with two daughters, three sons, and three grandchildren. He and his wife go to a local market each day to sell their catch. In his free time he loves to listen to the radio or play with his grandchildren. He also loves to ride his motorbike, however, recent changes in his vision have made this difficult.
Two years ago, Saroeun developed a cataract in his left eye causing him blurry vision and sensitivity to light. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Saroeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On August 30th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Saroeun shared, “I hope I can return to work after my vision improves, and work more than before. I want to be able to make more money for my family.”