Oeun is a 71-year-old retired construction worker. He has two sons, four daughters, and thirteen grandchildren. At home, Oeun likes to listen to the news and the monks praying on the radio.
One year ago, Oeun developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him photophobia and blurry vision. As a result, he has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is unable to go places on his own.
When Oeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 15th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure.
Oeun shared, “After surgery, I hope my eye can see well. I want to visit the pagoda and help my children work at the rice field.”