Tuon is an 81-year-old former rice farmer from Cambodia. Tuon has three sons, eight daughters, and twenty grandchildren. He spends most of his time at the rice field with his wife and family. Tuon enjoys planting vegetables surrounding his house. In his free time he reads Buddhist texts and listens to the monks pray at the pagoda or on the radio.
One year ago, Tuon developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Tuon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for one and a half hour seeking treatment. On May 15th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
“I hope after surgery I can see everything better so I can walk outside, join ceremonies at the pagoda, and do any housework on my own. I will continue my reading of the holy book and take care of my vegetables too,” Tuon said.