Sroeun is a 79-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two children, ten grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio in her free time.
Five months ago, Sroeun developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sroeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for hour and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 8, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope that after my operation is complete I will be able to help take care of my grandchildren and be able to go places independently.”