Y Chhean is a 13-year-old seventh grade student. He has two siblings, and his parents are rice farmers. At school, he likes reading. In his free time after his studies, he likes to play football with his friends.
A month ago, Y Chhean developed a chalazion in his right eye, causing him swelling, irritation, and pain. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is difficult for him to see clearly and study, and he is embarrassed about how his eye looks.
Y Chhean traveled for two and a half hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On September 3rd, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Y Chhean’s symptoms should improve. He needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.
“I hope after surgery my eye will be better, and I can see clearly,” says Y Chhean. “I want to be able to read and play football with my friends.”