Choeun is a 68-year-old woman who lives with and is supported by her niece, who is a rice and vegetable farmer. She helps her niece around the house and likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Choeun developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her poor vision. She has difficulty seeing in very bright or low light and needs support to walk outside, as she is fearful she will fall.
When Choeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On January 6th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and 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.
“I hope after surgery I can see well. I want to be able to go outside, and take care of myself and my family,” Choeun shared.