Choeun is a 72-year-old farmer from Cambodia. She has three daughters and 20 grandchildren, and lives with her eldest daughter. Choeun’s husband passed away in a landmine accident 20 years ago.
One year ago, Choeun developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, dryness, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Choeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On November 16th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Choeun shared. “I hope I can see well and I can take care of myself and my grandchildren.”