Oeun is a 73-year-old retired rice farmer. She has two sons and four grandchildren. She lives alone near one of her sons since her husband passed away. Due to her poor vision, she stays at home and takes care of her grandchildren while her sons work. At home, she likes to cook for her grandchildren and listen to the monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Oeun developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision and difficulty walking outside in bright lights.
When Oeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 4th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Oeun says, “I hope after surgery I can see again and go outside and take care of myself. I want to continue to take care of my grandchildren.”