Choun is a 66-year-old farmer from Cambodia. She has seven children and six grandchildren. She is now living with one of her daughters and helping to raise her grandchildren. She loves being able to pick vegetables from her garden to make food for her family. She also enjoys going to pagodas to participate in religious ceremonies.
Six years ago, Choun developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation, and constant tearing. In the last five months, Choun’s sight has deteriorated rapidly. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Choun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for many hours seeking treatment. On June 4th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Choun said, “I can’t take care of myself since my vision got bad, so I cannot take care of my grandchildren either. After this surgery, I want to see and play with them again, then I will go myself to a pagoda too.”