Ryma is a 15-year-old from Cambodia. She has two older siblings and is is in 9th grade at her school. Her parents are both farmers. When she is not studying, Ryma shared that she enjoys listening to music.
Two months ago, Ryma developed a chalazion in her right eye, causing her blurred vision, irritation, and discomfort. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is difficult for her to see clearly and she is worried about her appearance around others.
Ryma’s family traveled for four and a half hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On November 23th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Ryma’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.
Ryma said, “I am studying for my future, so my vision is important to me.”