Hoeun is 75 years old and married with two sons, two daughters, and thirteen grandchildren. She likes to go to the pagoda to listen to monks pray.
One year ago, Hoeun developed a cataract in each eye, causing her vision loss, cloudy lenses, and extreme sensitivity to light. It is difficult for her to see things clearly, recognize faces, and go anywhere on her own.
Hoeun knew about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), because her neighbor had surgery there before. She traveled for three hours with her daughter to reach CSC for treatment. She will be receiving treatment on February 3. After a small incision cataract surgery and intraocular lens implant in each eye, Hoeun will be able to see clearly again. However, her family cannot afford the treatment, so CSC is requesting $292 to help fund her procedure.
Hoeun says, “I hope to be able to see more clearly than now so that I can help my daughter cook, clean, and take care of my grandchildren. I want to go to the pagoda easily and join ceremonies by myself.”